Toussaint expected to be released from hospital today

Michigan player had surgery to repair leg injury Saturday


ANN ARBOR -- Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint underwent season-ending surgery to repair a gruesome leg injury he incurred Saturday, in the first quarter of Michigan's 42-17 win over Iowa.

Michigan Coach Brady Hoke said today that Toussaint was expected to be released from the hospital this afternoon, two days after undergoing surgery. Toussaint was injured when he was tackled by a pair of defenders during the first quarter of the win over the Hawkeyes, and his left leg buckled between the knee and ankle.

“It went well,” Hoke said of the surgery. “He should have a full recovery. We’ll move forward and he’ll move forward."

But, he added, "No one wants that for any kid."

Hoke did not elaborate on Toussaint’s injury or the subsequent surgery, but said he expects the redshirt junior to return for the 2013 season. Toussaint has 514 yards and five touchdowns on 130 carries in 10 games this season before suffering the injury. He will be replaced in the lineup by sophomore Thomas Rawls (240 yards, three touchdowns on 52 carries).