IU taking it slow with Hunter

Jerome Hunter’s recovery from November surgery to address a lower leg condition hasn’t come easy.

Miller acknowledged on his weekly radio show Monday that the second-highest ranked member of IU’s 2018 signing class has been met by some setbacks inside of the rehabilitation process.

“He’s working through conditioning to see how his body reacts,” Miller said. “At times, he’s had some more setbacks. And at times, he hasn’t had any setbacks. It’s just a wait-and-see approach with him. We’re taking it slow. It’s unfortunate for a young guy that loves the game so much (that) he’s been set back. But we have great doctors and an unbelievable training staff and the care that he’s got has been really, really impressive.”

Details on Hunter’s condition have been scarce. Indiana has declined to disclose specifics, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

According to 247 Sports, the Pickerington, Ohio native was considered the No. 59 player in the nation and the second-best prospect in his home state in the 2018 class. Only classmate Romeo Langford (No. 7 nationally) was ranked higher in IU’s previous signing class.


  1. Damn shame of course for Hunter and unfortunate for IU. Trainers and Doctors sure earning their cornbread this season.

  2. I understand HIPPA (do I ever understand HIPPA) but the disparity between the reporting of different injuries is pretty interesting.

    We have a pretty good handle on every injury but his.

  3. With the above comments in the article it seems the injury or medical problem has more areas of concern, other than just a healing process. I wonder if the problem will carry over to next season?

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