Alabama head coach Nick Saban looks on prior to Monday's CFP championship game against Clemson. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Nick Saban back at work two days after hip surgery

Nick Saban took one day to recover from hip replacement surgery.

Alabama’s head coach announced last week he would miss some time for a procedure.

“I did some rehab at home (on Tuesday) and threw away the walker after one day,” the 67-year-old coach told ESPN.

He is walking with the assistance of a cane.

Dr. Lyle Cain, an orthopedic consultant with the athletic department, said Monday in a release that Saban would likely return in the “very near future,” following the robotic-assisted procedure.

Saban said his wife, Terry, took care of him on Tuesday, “and that was enough.”

Surgery will keep Saban from attending the NFL Draft Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., along with next week’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge golf tournament at Georgia’s Reynolds Lake Oconee. 

Saban is expected to be fully recovered when the Tide open the season Aug. 31 against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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