The sports world was shaken up this week as Nick Saban tested positive for COVID on Wednesday.

That news took some luster off arguably the biggest game of the regular season schedule this year, as there appeared to be no chance that Alabama’s leader would be available to coach against Georgia.

Just 72 hours later and Saban has been cleared to return for the Crimson Tide. Alabama just announced the news on Saturday afternoon.

How did we get here?

Following his positive test result on Wednesday, Saban had to leave Alabama’s football facility immediately and go into quarantine at home. Initially, it appeared he had no chance to coach Saturday night against Georgia and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was named interim coach.

However, according to SEC protocols, if a coach tests positive, they have the option to return if they have three negative tests in a 72-hour period.

Following his positive test, Saban has tested negative for COVID twice during a 48-hour span. Saban was tested again on Saturday and those results came back negative for a third time.

Saban will be on the sideline tonight against Georgia.