GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- University of North Dakota junior Hunter Pinke was involved in a skiing accident in Colorado Friday morning, according to a post on Twitter from his mother.
Pinke, from Wishek, North Dakota, is a tight end on the Fighting Hawks football team.
Our son @hunter_pinke was in a skiing accident this morning. He’s conscious and receiving medical treatment in Colorado. Prayer warriors, please pray for Hunter’s full healing and his medical team. When we know more, we will share more. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/P1rBWLKKls— Katie Pinke (@katpinke) December 27, 2019
An additional post from his mother says Hunter “will have a long, complicated surgery this evening.”
The UND Football team has released a statement, “Hunter Pinke was in a skiing collision in Keystone, CO this morning."
"He is conscious and receiving medical treatment. He is being transferred to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, CO. When we have more information, we will release it.”
Pinke shared a post on Twitter Friday night with a photo of himself giving a thumbs up in a hospital bed.
The post says he will undergo surgery Friday.
Thank you all for prayers and well wishes. Surgery in a bit and then the recovery process begins. Can’t wait to get to work. Thank you all again I have no words to describe the support and prayer that’s been shared.— HP (@hunter_pinke) December 28, 2019
I WILL WALK AGAIN!!
All love!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pVVUjrtnnn
PInke has played in 34 games for the Fighting Hawks recording a touchdown in his redshirt freshman season in 2017.