Report: Results for Nick Saban's Friday COVID-19 test have come back
Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, but since he hasn’t had any symptoms, he’s continued to take tests.
Per SEC protocols, if Saban has 3 negative tests, taken 24 hours apart, he’ll be allowed to coach on Saturday night against Georgia.
His Thursday test came back negative. On ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning, Tom Rinaldi reported that Saban’s second test on Friday also came back negative. He has reportedly been tested on Saturday morning already and could have his results back by mid-afternoon:
According to Tom Rinaldi, a second subsequent test of Alabama coach Nick Saban on Friday showed that he is negative for COVID-19, increasing the chances that Saban will coach in tonight's showdown against Georgia. pic.twitter.com/f59p4W66uv
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 17, 2020
If Saturday’s test is negative, we can likely expect Saban to be on the sidelines for No. 2 Alabama’s showdown against No. 3 Georgia.
That would be a huge boost for Alabama, obviously, so we’ll see what happens moving forward.