Torii Hunter Jr. Injury: Updates on Notre Dame WR's Concussion, Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. (16) runs against Texas during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. left Week 1's 50-47 loss to the Texas Longhorns on Sept. 4 after taking a hit to the head and suffering a concussion. His official playing status for Saturday's matchup with Michigan State has yet to be revealed.

Continue for updates.


Hunter Comments on Recovery

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Hunter told reporters he passed the concussion protocol, adding that he practiced Tuesday in non-contact drills. Hunter said he's "fairly confident" he will play against Michigan State.


Irish Need Hunter to Take On Larger Role in Pass Game 

Hunter finished the game with four catches for 37 yards and a score. After Hunter tallied 28 catches for 363 yards and two touchdowns last year, the Fighting Irish expected him to take on a larger role this season following the departure of Will Fuller to the NFL.

The Notre Dame passing game was productive against Texas, however. Equanimeous St. Brown recorded 75 yards and two scores, C.J. Sanders posted 55 yards and a touchdown, and Josh Adams added 46 yards and a score.

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