The Michigan Wolverines fell on hard times last year after they turned in a disappointing season which saw them start the year in the AP Top 10 and promptly finish tied for third in the Big Ten with Penn State. A 10-3 season was hardly what Wolverine fans wanted to see, but as they try to improve for the 2013 season, running back Fitz Toussaint won’t be of much help.
Michigan’s starting running back will miss spring practice as he continues to recover from a broken leg that ended up cutting his season short. Toussaint broke his leg in a blowout win by the Wolverines over the Iowa Hawkeyes, but Toussaint only carried the ball three times as on his third carry of the game, his leg broke.
He’ll need the spring to fully bounce back from the injury if he wants to be a productive member of the Michigan offense.
“We’re just going to play it by ear,” Toussaint told mgoblue.com. “They say each week I’ll be feeling better but I’ll do everything in my will to come back and be ready for anything.”
While the injury has kept him off the field, Toussaint believes he is mentally strong enough to bounce back from the injury and show not only Wolverine fans, but NFL scouts that he has what it takes to carry a full work load and do something special with it.
“It’s been real difficult but I just think how mentally tough I am and I was able to focus on that,” Toussaint said. “2012 was very difficult for me so that’s what made me more physically stronger and more mentally stronger.”
Michigan kicks off their spring practice on March 16th and play their spring game on April 13th.