Nick Saban announces positive COVID-19 test

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

Saban says he “right away left paintings and remoted at house” after being knowledgeable of his sure take a look at Wednesday afternoon. In a joint commentary, staff doctor Dr. Jimmy Robinson and head athletic instructor Jeff Allen stated Saban and Byrne are the one two sure assessments up to now and “All people who are thought to be prime possibility contacts were notified and can practice quarantine pointers.”

Saban knowledgeable the staff of his sure 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 advanced.”

Alabama, these days ranked No. 2 within the AP Best 25 ballot, is scheduled to tackle third-ranked Georgia on Saturday. Each groups are these days undefeated. It was once no longer right away transparent if Saban’s sure COVID take a look at would affect the approaching time table.

The Southeastern Convention time table was once not on time and shortened this 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning slated to kickoff September three, the primary SEC video games had been as an alternative performed September 26. The season was once additionally reduce down from the normal 12 video games to a 10-game intraconference time table. The SEC Championship sport was once driven again from December five to December 19.

Non-conference video games had already been positioned in jeopardy earlier than the time table trade was once introduced following the PAC-12’s resolution to delay their season and transfer to simply in-conference video games. Alabama had at first been scheduled to play the PAC-12’s College of Southern California.

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

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