Alabama head football coach Nick Saban will go under the knife Monday, but his surgery is not expected to have long-term ramifications for his coaching career.
Saban will have hip replacement surgery, but the 67-year-old plans to coach at Alabama for years to come, he told USA Today. (RELATED: Nick Saban Discusses Possible Playoff Expansion)
“I don’t want to coach for one more year,” Saban said. “I want to coach for a lot of more years.”
Saban announced after Alabama’s spring football game that he had been dealing with pain in his hip throughout the spring, and said that he planned to address the issue.
Our prayers go out to Nick Saban tomorrow for his right hip replacement surgery. We hope everything goes well! ????????
— Paloma Villicana WAFF (@PalomaWaff48) April 22, 2019
The worst case scenario for Saban appears to be a 6-8 week recovery. While it shouldn’t affect his quality of life too much, the coach still lamented to USA Today that it will probably keep him off the golf course for awhile.
“The only thing I hate about it is, I’ll have to not play golf for six weeks or so,” Saban said.
What a legend. Obviously, we should all keep the greatest coach in the history of college football in our prayers today.
Let’s hope for a safe and speedy recovery.