Forward Robbie Hummel likely will have surgery over Thanksgiving break after re-tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last week, father Glenn told the Lafayette Journal & Courier.
Glenn Hummel also told the paper that his son will return for the 2011-12 season, not a surprise considering Robbie Hummel has a redshirt year available. He'd need to get a medical waiver from the NCAA to return for a fifth season.
Robbie Hummel re-injured his knee when he went to block a teammate's shot and landed awkwardly in practice on Saturday, Glenn Hummel told the paper.
Robbie Hummel and coach Matt Painter will speak to reporters for the first time since Hummel's injury on Wednesday. The rest of the team has media day on Thursday.