Alabama doctor offers latest update on Nick Saban's condition
With a medical condition being watched around the SEC, Alabama released a statement about coach Nick Saban from Jeff Allen, Associate AD of Sports Medicine at Alabama.
“Coach Saban was evaluated by our team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson today. Coach remains asymptomatic at this point and is doing fine. He is continuing to self-isolate & will remain in the SEC testing protocol while being evaluated daily.”
The Georgia game on Saturday is expected to be Saban’s first missed game since he took over the program in 2007. Georgia is ranked No. 3 and Alabama is No. 2, and it provides the first top-5 matchup between the SEC’s only unbeaten teams through three weeks of the season.
On a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday night, Saban said technology helped him keep up with practice and meetings, and the Crimson Tide had a solid practice, and better than some when he’s there. His overall routine has remained the same, just from home.
“We’ve had a lot of challenges this year,” Saban said. “Our guys have showed great maturity in how they’ve handled all these challenges. I’m sure they’ll handle this in a very positive way as well.”
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