Notre Dame: Torii Hunter Jr. out 4-6 weeks with groin injury

Notre Dame: Torii Hunter Jr. out 4-6 weeks with groin injury
August 9, 2014, 1:15 pm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. suffered a Grade 3 groin tear and will miss 4-6 weeks, coach Brian Kelly revealed Saturday.

Hunter, a sophomore, received his first platelet-rich plasma injection this week and will have two more during his recovery process. Hunter broke his leg in January 2013, an injury that led to him being redshirted last season.

The son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter came to Notre Dame as a four-star recruit and wasn't expected to start this year for the Irish.

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In other injury news:

— Linebacker Ben Councell and offensive lineman Matt Hegarty suffered concussions this week and were sidelined for Saturday's practice. Kelly said both have moved quickly through the team's concussion protocol and are "on the back end of it."

— Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels was held out of a number of drills and seven-on-seven work as he deals with a groin injury.

— Cornerback KeiVarae Russell didn't participate in seven-on-seven work as a precaution due to "a little bit of overuse," Kelly said.

— Cornerback Devin Butler left about an hour into practice but only needed an IV.

— Offensive lineman Sam Mustipher was in a walking boot and missed practice due to a mid-foot sprain. Kelly didn't sound concerned the freshman offensive lineman would miss much practice time going forward.

— Linebacker Jarrett Grace was in a helmet and pads but, as was the case Monday, didn't participate in many drills. Kelly said it'll be a week to 10 days before he and his staff have an indication about if the senior will be ready for Week 1 and beyond.