Florida State sophomore receiver/cornerback Avis Commack suffered a broken right femur Tuesday afternoon while working out with the Seminoles' track and field team, the school announced on Wednesday.
Commack, who is on scholarship with the football team and in his first season with the indoor track team, had his leg surgically repaired at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He should be out for 12 weeks and return in time for summer drills, according to Florida State Director of Sports Medicine Randy Oravetz.
Commack was going to transition to cornerback this spring.
“It’s just an unfortunate injury,” coach Jimbo Fisher said in a prepared statement. “We were looking forward to seeing Avis at his new position in the secondary this spring. With the right rehabilitation, he’ll be fine and we’re looking forward to his return. I think he can be a valuable member of the team at his new position.”
Commack, a two-time state champion hurdler for Jacksonville First Coast High School, has played in seven games -- primarily on special teams - over the past two seasons. Commack had competed in the 60 meter hurdles in two meets this season.
The injury occurred Tuesday as Commack was completing a hurdle workout before leaving for the ACC Indoor Championship meet this weekend in Blacksburg, Va.