Former four-star recruit Torii Hunter Jr. wasn’t expected to make a big impact as part of Notre Dame’s wide receiver corps this season, but he could have potentially worked his way into the team’s rotation and provided repetitions as a slot receiver. Instead, he’ll miss four to six weeks due to a Grade 3 groin tear, according to CSNChicago.com’s J.J. Stankevitz.
Hunter — the son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter Sr. — will receive three platelet-rich plasma injections during his rehabilitation.
The injury is obviously a setback for the young receiver. He’ll now miss the rest of fall camp and the start of the season. It will be difficult for him to earn games reps once he’s fully healthy with upperclassmen DaVaris Daniels, Chris Brown and Amir Carlisle atop the depth chart. And there is plenty of competition between the talented young receivers behind the projected starters.
Hunter missed all of last season with a broken leg. The upcoming season could prove to be another lost season after missing a month or more of integral practice time.