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Surgery ends Toussaint’s season

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Unfortunately for both Fitz Toussaint and Michigan, the injury was indeed as bad as it initially looked.

The running back suffered a lower-leg injury on his third carry of the Wolverines’ blowout win over Iowa Saturday.  After being tended to by UM medical personnel for several minutes, Toussaint was fitted with an air cast and taken off the Big House field via a cart.

Head coach Brady Hoke confirmed after the game that Toussaint had been taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery.  While Hoke wouldn’t confirm the specific nature of the injury, the junior suffered what has been reported as a broken left leg.

Suffice to say, Toussaint’s season has come to a premature end because of the injury.

It was heartbreaking to see Fitz in so much pain like that,” quarterback Devin Gardner said according to 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 will likely finish the season tops among Wolverine running backs in rushing yards (514) and rushing touchdowns (five).

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12 Responses to “Surgery ends Toussaint’s season”
  1. clevelandschronic2 says: Nov 18, 2012 5:15 PM

    Next week michigan will have the same fate after Tosu whoops that ass. Last year was a fluke and this year we get back to normal. Where michigan wins 1 outta every 10 games. Lol michigan blows

  2. minimiggy says: Nov 18, 2012 5:57 PM

    hey cleveland, you just said michigan will have the same fate. does that mean you want someone else to break their leg?… this is what you get from a fan of ohio.

  3. hovenaut says: Nov 18, 2012 6:19 PM

    Not all fans from Ohio……

    Watched the game before OSU-Wisc, and saw the injury. Would have liked to have seen him against the Buckeyes next week.

    Second worst injury (behind Lattimore) to a RB this season.

    I hope Toussaint has a full recovery.

    Go Bucks.

  4. djeg07 says: Nov 18, 2012 6:27 PM

    back to normal? the past 1- years have been normal? hmmm thought michigan whooped your ass for what 20 years? oh and who is the all time, ALL TIME winningest team EVER? ya, UM no #5 OSU

  5. dumbpollack says: Nov 18, 2012 6:32 PM

    Hey Djego, kiss my scarlet and grey ass. Fatso Hoke is the most overrated HC in America. Lets go ahead and forget about the recent and not so recent past, tOSU still kicks your ass on Saturday and you know that, bitch!!!

  6. kiopta1 says: Nov 18, 2012 7:07 PM

    Get well and best of luck to you young man. GO BLUE form an ND man.

  7. barnesaintnoble says: Nov 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    Michigan hasn’t been very good in road games against ranked teams. I still have a feeling Michigan wins a close one against Ohio. I know Braxton Miller is good, but Robinson and Gardner on the field at the same time? Good luck with that!

  8. djeg07 says: Nov 18, 2012 7:33 PM

    agree, um is very different with d-rob and gardener on the field. an dumbpollack i think the name fits. in canada one would say eh-hole go find a friend to help you spell OH—IO

  9. polegojim says: Nov 18, 2012 10:16 PM

    Recover well Fitz, we need you.

    @ cleveland and DUMBpollack…This wasn’t a trash talking/competition post. The guy BROKE HIS LEG… how about showing an OUNCE of sportsmanship… or, maybe you have none. The name fits pollack.

    Go FITZ and GO BLUE!

  10. dkhhuey says: Nov 19, 2012 2:39 PM

    Never want to see a kid get injured like that – even playing for your arch rival! Best wishes and hopefully you’ll be able to return to the field.

  11. CBFAN says: Nov 20, 2012 5:25 PM

    Denard and the rest of the Michigan State Wolverines are going down this weekend!

  12. CBFAN says: Nov 24, 2012 4:36 PM

    Michigan fans, are you out there?

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