Alabama football coach Nick Saban will take the field after testing negative for coronavirus three times

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban will take the field Saturday after his school said he tested negative for coronavirus three times.

Saban was cleared to coach Saturday night’s pivotal game against the University of Georgia after testing negative for the third straight day, 根据大学.
Upon evaluation today, Coach Saban remains completely asymptomatic,” a statement from Dr. Jimmy Robinson, the team’s physician, 说过. “To address the potential for a false positive, the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force Protocol allows for follow-up testing to clear the individual’s return to activity. That protocol requires three negative PCR tests 24 hours apart.
Saban and Greg Byrne, the school’s director of athletics, both tested positive for the virus, the university said 在星期三. Saban, 68, said he had no symptoms related to Covid and immediately isolated at home after receiving the positive test.
    The news came three days before the Crimson Tide’s critical conference showdown with visiting Georgia, slated for Saturday at 8 下午. ET in Tuscaloosa, 阿拉巴马州.
    Alabama is unbeaten on the season at 3-0, and ranked second in the Associated Press national poll. 佐治亚州, 也 3-0, is ranked third.

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