Sounds like he needs to take the summer off. Although, I don't really see him playing this season anyway. Never know, though.
I think he has the talent to contribute on special teams as a Freshman. That said...if he has a nagging hammy, redshirt the kid and let him fully recover.
Exactly. Use the off-season to recover.
Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt. Let him heal and get him up to speed with the program.