Talented sophomore linebacker Ale Kaho has been missing in action this spring in Tuscaloosa but according to the young defender, there’s no cause to be concerned moving forward when it comes to his status with the team.

That is in contrast with what Nick Saban had to say during his first media availability of the spring. Here is what Alabama’s head coach had to say when he was asked why Kaho wasn’t seen during the first spring practice in Tuscaloosa.

“He’s got some issues that he’s dealing with,” Saban said. “We’re trying to be supportive of him every way that we can. I think that we’ll just continue to try to help him every way that we can. I don’t know if there will be some point in time whether he’ll be ready to come back and play football or not.”

Well, apparently, things have changed since Saban said that over the weekend as Kaho posted the following message to his Instagram followers:

“They lied to you… 10 gon be back real soon… stronger than ever! #TestMe 100″

What that exactly means is unclear but it certainly suggests Kaho, who sports No. 10 for Alabama, will be returning to the lineup in the near future.

Kaho arrived late to Alabama last fall but still managed to make an impact during his first year on campus. As a freshman, Kaho appeared in all 15 games for the Crimson Tide, mostly on special teams, following a high school career that culminated in his selection in the U.S. Army All-American.