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Alabama gives update on the health of Nick Saban: Says he’s ‘doing fine’

Nick Saban runs on the field for Alabama to face Ole Miss
MFB Alabama vs Ole Miss Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Photo by Kent Gidley

One day after Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19, Alabama provided another health update for the 68-year old head coach on Thursday.

The update came from the team’s Associate AD, and the Director of Sports Medicine Jeff Allen, who shared a bit of positive news regarding the health of Saban.

“Coach Saban was evaluated by our team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson today,” read Allen’s update. “Coach remains asymptomatic at this point and is doing fine. He is continuing to self-isolate and will remain in the SEC testing protocol while being evaluated daily.”

Saban along with Alabama’s athletic director Greg Byrne, both found out he had tested positive for the virus mid-day last Wednesday and immediately left work and began to self-quarantine. The head coach gave the nod to offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to oversee any on-site preparation for Saturday’s game against Georgia while Saban works from home.

Although he is able to utilize Zoom and join the team’s practices, Saban will be unable to coach against the Bulldogs this weekend according to a recent interpretation of the NCAA rules.

This post will be updated.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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