Nick Saban Tests Positive for COVID, Days Before Alabama vs. Georgia
Alabama Head Coach Nick saban was diagnosed with coronavirus – just 3 days before Tide’s HUGE game against Georgia.
The school made the announcement on Wednesday … telling both Saban and the athletic director Greg Byrne had tested positive and are immediately quarantined.
Saban said in a statement that he was not showing any symptoms from that point on … and that he was undergoing further testing to make sure his results were NOT false positives.
“I learned earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19,” Saban, 68, said.
“I immediately left work and isolated at home. At this time, I have no symptoms related to COVID, and have done another PCR test to confirm my diagnosis.”
“I informed our team of my positive test at 2pm today on a Zoom call and let them know that offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee preparations at the resort while I work from home.”
Byrne also released a statement saying, ‘We have been diligent in mask wear and social distancing from the start and we want to continue to encourage all of you to take the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of this virus. for yourself and those around you. “
Of course, aside from the potential effects of the virus on the two Bama employees … the testing could have a drastic impact on Tide’s 2020 season.
Georgia are 3-0 and are widely seen as Alabama’s biggest threat to an SEC crown this season … and playing the Bulldogs without Saban on the sidelines won’t make it any easier to get any. a W.
Kick-off is scheduled for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. (Paris time).
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