DETROIT -- Torii Hunter Jr. might be ready to play for Notre Dame next season after all.
Speaking at TigerFest Saturday, Torii Hunter Sr. said his son is progressing ahead of schedule after breaking his left femur during practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the beginning of January.
"He's doing a lot better," Hunter Sr. said. "He's on crutches, but he's driving to rehab right now. He's riding a bike now., so he's excited about that. The doctors are all excited.
They're like, 'Man, this is crazy. He shouldn't be doing this right about now.' But he's young and his body's going to heal very quickly."
Hunter Jr. underwent surgery Jan. 2, and the recovery time is generally six to eight months.
"He's possibly going to be back at the end of June and July," Hunter Sr. said. "He should be able to be 100 percent, so he'll be ready before summer practice.
"He'll be able to get som...