MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After Alabama's A-Day on April 13, Head Coach Nick Saban announced his hip was bothering him and he would have to have it evaluated.
“I don’t want to coach for one more year, I want to coach for a lot more years, so whenever things come up like this I want to be aggressive and get it taken care of,” he said.
It was announced that he would have to have hip replacement surgery on Monday.
A statement was released by Dr. Lyle Cain on the surgery:
“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.”