Alabama came out of spring relatively healthy but coach Nick Saban had one more name to add to the injury report after Saturday’s A-Day game.
“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. We’re going to do an evaluation of this at the end of spring. They say even if it’s the worst case scenario, it may be six or eight weeks. 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.”
Saban turned 67 during the 2018 season. He remains quite hands-on during the open portions of Alabama’s practices, working with the defensive backs for several drills.
“I want to get it fixed because I don’t want to coach for one more year, I want to coach for a lot more years,” he said. “So whenever things like this come up, I want to be aggressive and proactive and try to get it taken care of. We’ll certainly do that. We have really good people to do it and I don’t think it should be a big deal.”