Published: Jul 27, 2013 5:57 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT

MARCO ISLAND, FL. - Marco Island Police say Chief Don Hunter is recovering from and injury he sustained on Friday.

Hunter's wife issued the following statement: "On Friday evening, my husband Don Hunter experienced a shoulder injury while at the gym and was transported to a local hospital. He is under the care of excellent doctors and nurses and while he is in a lot of pain, he is in good  spirits and looking forward to being released soon. Don and I greatly appreciate the community's wishes for his speedy recovery." 

Hunter retired as Sheriff of Collier County in 2009 and joined the Marco Police Department in 2011.