Nick Saban Tests Positive for COVID-19…Again
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 again. But this time, it's not a false positive.
Team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson and head trainer Jeff Allen said in a joint statement that the positive test came back earlier this morning. Fortunately, his symptoms are mild thus far.
"He has very mild symptoms, so this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive," the statement said. "He will follow all appropriate guidelines and isolate at home."
Saban is not expected to coach this weekend when his team takes on the Auburn Tigers in the annual Iron Bowl.
Earlier this fall, the 69-year-old Saban received a false positive ahead of their game against Georgia. Then, he was not experiencing any symptoms.
He was later cleared to coach in the game after subsequent tests came back negative.
Alabama is 7-0 on the season and currently ranked #1 in the country in all the major college football polls.
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