When Michigan Wolverines star running back Fitz Toussaint went down early in the team’s game against Iowa State, he was carted off the field wearing an air cast and reports indicated that he had suffered a broken leg. While the exact nature of Toussaint’s injury has not been revealed, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has confirmed that the team’s running back will miss the remainder of the season.
Toussaint underwent surgery on his injured — and reportedly broken — left leg.
“It was heartbreaking to see Fitz in so much pain like that,” Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner said after the team’s blowout win, via mlive.com. “Fitz is a really tough guy, and I’ve never seen his face grimacing like that. I pray he’ll be all right. I prayed as soon as I saw him down. I just started to pray and hopefully, he’ll be fine.”
Toussaint was a big part of the Wolverines’ rushing attack and will finish the season ranking near the top of the team ranks in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns with 514 and five, respectively.
The redshirt junior was suspended for the team’s season opener against Alabama, but remained a crucial weapon in Michigan’s arsenal. He will begin rehabbing the injury immediately and then will decide whether to return to the Wolverines or enter the 2013 NFL Draft.