Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Michigan's Toussaint Done For Season

Michigan starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint underwent surgery on a gruesome ankle injury he sustained in Saturday's game against Iowa.
The redshirt junior suffered the injury on Michigan's first drive of the game on the tail end of 10-yard rush. Toussaint was tackled on a wide run to the right against Iowa and his left leg buckled as he was brought down. In the picture to the right, you can see Toussaint's ankle twisted in an unnatural way.
Toussaint was carted off the field immediately and his left leg was put in a temporary cast right away. He was taken to UM Medical Center for evaluation. ESPN's Michael Rothstein tweeted Monday that "Toussaint had surgery, went well. Hoke saw him yesterday. Expected out of hospital today. Full recovery."
Starting quarterback Devin Gardner said Toussaint's injury won't be a handicap in Saturday's game against Ohio State. "It has to stay the same. It has to be consistent. You know, this is Michigan. Toussaint went down, and we were really sad about that because he's our brother, but we have to keep moving."
Toussaint pleaded guilty to drunken driving in August and was suspended for the season opener against Alabama. He had a rough beginning to his 2012 season, but averaged more than five yards per carry in each of his last two starts. Toussaint had a highlight of his career in an overtime victory against Northwestern, a 28 yard touchdown catch. Entering Saturday's game, Toussaint carried the ball 127 times for 483 yards and five touchdowns. It is likely Toussaint will be back for next season.
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