University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban on Saturday was "medically cleared to safely return to activity effective immediately" after testing negative for COVID-19 three days in a row, the team said. The university had announced on Wednesday that Saban tested positive for COVID-19, as did the school's director of athletics. But on Saturday, a statement from the team's physician said that Saban had since received three negative COVID-19 test results 24 hours apart, allowing him to return to activity in time for the day's game against the University of Georgia. "The initial test from Wednesday is considered a false positive under the SEC protocols," the statement added. The team physician described Saban as "completely asymptomatic."
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