With the status of starting running back Fitz Toussaint very much up in the air for the opener against Alabama, Michigan can use any and all offensive weapons at its disposal against the defending BcS champs.
Fortunately for the Wolverines, and with that opener a mere 15 days away, it appears very likely that an injured playmaker will indeed be available.
Wide receiver Roy Roundtree tweaked his knee during practice last week and underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the damage Friday. At the time, the senior was expected to miss two weeks of preseason work, which would’ve put him back on the field a handful of days before the opener.
And, apparently, that prognosis remains an accurate one.
“I think they’re good,” head coach Brady Hoke said Thursday night when asked about the chances Roundtree will be healthy enough to play, adding that the receiver is “doing great” as he works his way through the rehab process.
Last season, Roundtree had 19 receptions for 355 yards and two touchdowns.
As for Toussaint, Hoke gave no update as to his status for the opener. The back was arrested last month and hit with a drunk-driving charge. He was subsequently suspended and then reinstated earlier this week.