Alabama football: Nick Saban says Dee Hart underwent surgery

Alabama Crimson Tide football player Dee Hart underwent surgery Thursday morning for a knee injury. News of Hart’s injury summer conditioning broke yesterday (SEE: Alabama football RB Dee Hart injured). According to reports, Hart was injured during summer workouts. Today, Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban confirmed Hart’s injury, and provided some new information.

Saban said Hart had surgery Thursday morning in Orlando, Florida. Saban confirmed the injury occurred during summer conditioning work. The Alabama football coach also said the Alabama football player’s status was to be determined later. The official statement from Saban and Alabama follows below:

Statement from Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban on Dee Hart
Alabama freshman running back Dee Hart (Orlando, Fla.) had knee surgery on Thursday morning.

“Dee Hart underwent knee surgery today with Dr. Lyle Cain for an injury sustained in the summer conditioning program,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “His status for the upcoming season will be determined at a later date.”