Doctor: Alabama’s Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

College Football
NICK SABAN

SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks off the field after the first half against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery.
    
Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Cain says the right hip replacement was “robotic assisted” at Andrews Sports Medicine, with hip specialist Benton Emblom.
    
Cain says Saban could now have “a few more yards off the tee” in his golf game.
    
Saban said after Alabama’s spring game that his hip problems would be evaluated and that he could need six to eight weeks of recovery.
    
He said he wanted to get it fixed “because I don’t want to coach for one more year, I want to coach for a lot of more years.”

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