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Alabama's Nick Saban tests positive for Covid-19 for a second time

November 25, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 24: Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches a play from the sideline against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kent Gidley/Collegiate Images/Getty Images) ***LOCAL CAPTION*** Nick Saban

For the second time, Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban, 68, has tested positive for Covid-19, the University of Alabama said in a statement on Wednesday.

(CNN)For the second time, Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban, 68, has tested positive for Covid-19, the University of Alabama said in a statement on Wednesday.

"This morning we received notification that Coach Saban tested positive for COVID-19," Dr. Jimmy Robinson, Alabama medical director and Jeff Allen, head football athletic trainer, said in a statement.

"He has very mild symptoms, so this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive.

Saban tested positive for the virus in October, but returned to the sidelines for the team's game against the University of Georgia on October 17 after it was determined to be a false positive under conference protocols, according to team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson.

Other FBS head coaches such as Kansas' Les Miles and Arizona's Kevin Sumlin have also tested positive for Covid-19 this season.

No. 1 Alabama is scheduled to face No. 22 Auburn Tigers at home on Saturday.

Saban has been Alabama's head coach since 2007, and he has won five national championships during his tenure with the school.

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