A second test on Friday showed Alabama football coach Nick Sub that he was negative for the Covid-19, a source told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi, who will coach the soap in Saturday night’s showdown against Georgia.
Alabama officials received information of a second negative test on Friday afternoon and the soap was re-examined early Saturday, sources said. Crimson Tide officials are hoping to get the latest exam results somewhere on Saturday afternoon. The test flew Saturday morning, in Mobile, Alabama, for a quick rotation at the SEC-accredited lab.
If the soap tests negatively three times, every 24 hours, the initial positive test on Wednesday will be considered a false positive under SEC protocols, leading to it taking the Crimson Tide number against No. 3 Georgia in Saturday night’s national television game. Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Soap, 69, at the end of the month, was in solitary confinement on Saturday morning, sources said.
In a statement Friday, Alabama head coach Jeff Allen said the team’s physician, Dr. Jimmy Robinson evaluates soap, which is asymmetrical and without fever.
“We continue to adhere to the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force protocol for testing asymptomatic positives,” Allen said in a statement. “The PCR test was repeated on Thursday by the SEC’s designated lab and was negative.”
According to the statement, the initial positive test came from an outside lab that the school uses to supplement the SEC’s mandatory testing.