Nick Saban announces positive COVID-19 test

Alabama Purple Tide head soccer trainer Nick Saban introduced Wednesday that he has examined certain for the coronavirus. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne additionally introduced a favorable COVID-19 take a look at.

Saban says he “instantly left paintings and remoted at house” after being knowledgeable of his certain take a look at Wednesday afternoon. In a joint commentary, group doctor Dr. Jimmy Robinson and head athletic teacher Jeff Allen stated Saban and Byrne are the one two certain assessments up to now and “All people who are regarded as prime chance contacts were notified and can practice quarantine pointers.”

Saban knowledgeable the group of his certain take a look at on a Zoom name Wednesday afternoon. He additionally stated that whilst he works from house, offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian “will oversee arrangements on the complicated.”

Alabama, these days ranked No. 2 within the AP Most sensible 25 ballot, is scheduled to tackle third-ranked Georgia on Saturday. Each groups are these days undefeated. It used to be no longer instantly transparent if Saban’s certain COVID take a look at would have an effect on the approaching time table.

The Southeastern Convention time table used to be not on time and shortened this 12 months on account of the coronavirus pandemic. Firstly slated to kickoff September three, the primary SEC video games have been as an alternative performed September 26. The season used to be additionally lower down from the standard 12 video games to a 10-game intraconference time table. The SEC Championship recreation used to be driven again from December five to December 19.

Non-conference video games had already been positioned in jeopardy prior to the time table exchange used to be introduced following the PAC-12’s choice to put off their season and transfer to simply in-conference video games. Alabama had initially been scheduled to play the PAC-12’s College of Southern California.

Nick Saban
Trainer Nick Saban noticed September 26, 2020, at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

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