Eli Gold has sat out this season from the Alabama radio booth, but the legendary voice of the Crimson Tide shared the latest on his status on the pregame show ahead of the Iron Bowl on Saturday.

“Things are coming along nicely. I am still recovering from the inability to walk like I want to. I have lost that ability. But it’s now coming back,” Gold said on the Crimson Tide Sports Network. “Today was one of my goals. I really wanted to be able to get back on the air to do the Iron Bowl, and then look ahead toward later this season and next year. It just didn’t work out.”

Gold said he is targeting the A-Day game for his return to the radio broadcast.

Gold previously said he has lost 100 pounds, and dealt with “orthopedic issues” that had hindered his movement in recent years.

Gold has been the voice of Alabama football since 1988. He’s covered 7 Alabama national championships, including all 6 of the Nick Saban era. Chris Stewart, who handles play-by-play duties for the Alabama basketball and baseball teams, has filled in for Gold in his absence.

H/T Charlie Potter and Mike Rodak.