BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama football coach Nick Saban underwent hip replacement surgery on Monday. The following was a statement from Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine:
“Coach Saban underwent successful robotic-assisted right hip replacement surgery this afternoon with our hip specialist, Dr. Benton Emblom and the team at Andrews Sports Medicine. Coach is resting comfortably and we anticipate a full recovery. He should be able to return to work in the very near future, and we’ll have him back out on the golf course, with hopefully a few more yards off the tee, as soon as possible.”
Saban has been dealing with the injury for quite some time, indicating after the A-Day game that he needed work done.
“This has been bothersome,” Saban said on April 8. “I don’t want to go into the fall with this being a problem. I want to get this fixed because I don’t want to coach for one more year. I want to coach for a lot more years.”
Coach Saban has already ruled out an appearance at the Regions Tradition Pro-Am on May 8.