Nick Saban to have hip replacement surgery

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LATEST 6:15 P.M. — Dr. Lyle Cain released a statement on head coach Nick Saban’s hip replacement surgery. 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)– It looks like Nick Saban will be on the Injured List for the foreeseable future.  The Alabama football coach will have hip replacement surgery, CBS 42 has confirmed.

Saban mentioned needing work on his hip when he addressed the media after the A-Day game on April 13.

“I’ve been struggling a little bit with one of my hips,” Saban said. “Even though they don’t make ’em like they used to and most players would not be able to perform in spring practice like I did if they had a similar situation, but nobody could even tell. But I might not be able to play golf for a few weeks.”

CBS 42 has also learned that Saban will miss the Regions Tradition Pro-Am at Greystone on May 8.

“They say even if it’s the worst case scenario, it may be six or eight weeks,” Saban said. “I can still cover (Henry) Ruggs and cut him off. I can still do whatever I need to do, I can still play golf. But this has been a little bothersome and I don’t want to go into the fall with this being a problem.” 

Tidesports.com is reporting that the surgery will be on Monday. 

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