Friday, February 8, 2013
Fitzgerald Toussaint update
By Vince Verhei
Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint broke his leg in mid-November against Iowa, but he insists he'll be 100 percent by the time the 2013 season begins. And he's starting to make believers out of his coaching staff.
Running backs coach Fred Jackson tells Kyle Meinke of MLive.com that he saw Toussaint running this week and was "shocked" at how well he was moving just three months after breaking his leg.
"Saw him running around -- I was shocked," Jackson said Wednesday. "The kid had a broken leg. Ten years ago, that probably wouldn't have been the case. But he was running around the other day and I don't know if they had him cut, but to me, that's tremendous progress."
Will he be ready for the start of his senior season?
"You know what -- I really do, because when I saw him running around, that was shocking," Jackson said. "He's ahead of schedule, and people in the training room feel good about him. I'm not sure, but you asked me if I expect him (to be ready) -- and I would say yes."