Alabama head coach Nick Saban underwent right hip replacement surgery earlier today. According to an update from the program, the procedure was successful.
The operation was apparently robotic assisted. Dr. Lyle Cain released a statement through Alabama football this evening, saying Saban is “resting comfortably” and is expected to make 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,” Cain said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2019
Saban announced his plan to undergo hip replacement surgery after revealing he had been dealing with hip pain for about a month. He elected to have the operation to prolong his coaching career.
“I want to get it fixed because I don’t want to coach for one more year,” Saban told USA Today. “I want to coach for a lot of more years. So, whenever things like this come up, I want to be aggressive and proactive to get it taken care of. We’ll certainly do that and we have really good people to do it and I don’t think it should be a big deal.
Alabama is coming off an undefeated regular season and a loss to Clemson in the national championship game. The Tide has played in the last four national title tilts, winning twice and losing twice.
It looks like Saban has every intention of keeping the dynasty rolling along for years to come.