UND football player involved in ski accident in Colorado

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.

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.

PInke has played in 34 games for the Fighting Hawks recording a touchdown in his redshirt freshman season in 2017.