TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State sophomore Avis Commack suffered a broken right femur Tuesday afternoon while working out with the Seminoles track and field team.
Commack, a scholarship wide receiver with the Seminoles, had his leg surgically repaired at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Dr. Mark Fahey of the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic. A 12-week recovery period should have Commack back on the football field and participating in summer drills, according to Florida State Director of Sports Medicine Randy Oravetz.
"It's just an unfortunate injury," said FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher. "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 participated in seven games - primarily on special teams - over the past two seasons for the Seminoles. While he was preparing to transition from receiver to cornerback, Commack was competing in his first season with the FSU indoor track team. He had competed in the 60 meter hurdles in two meets for the Seminoles this season.
The freak injury occurred Tuesday at Mike Long Track as Commack was completing a hurdle workout before departing for the ACC Indoor Championship meet this weekend in Blacksburg, Va..