Notre Dame wide receiver commit Torii Hunter Jr. suffered a broken femur Tuesday during a workout at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
Hunter Jr.'s dad, Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, confirmed the injury to ESPN, and said the injury could sideline Hunter for six to eight months.
"It's a fracture, and it will require surgery," Hunter said. "He's a tough boy. He's distraught right now, he's never had an injury before. I told him he'll bounce back. I know he will."
Hunter, a 6-foot, 172-pound four-star recruit from Prosper (Texas), tweeted that he was scheduled to undergo surgery today.
Thanks for all the prayers.! I'm doing better now. Surgery in the morning and i'll be good in 12 weeks. �� Btw this morphine hits the spot����— Torii Hunter Jr. (@THunterJr) January 2, 2013