Fitzgerald Toussaint injury: timetable for recovery currently unknown

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The future of injured Michigan tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint remains up in the air after a gruesome late-season leg injury.

Following an unfortunate leg injury against Iowa on Nov. 17, Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint's timetable remains a complete question mark going forward for head coach Brady Hoke.

When asked by MLive.com's Kyle Meinke if he believes Toussaint, who has one year of eligibility remaining in college, will be forced to redshirt in 2013, the second-year coach was noncommittal.

"I don’t know," Hoke said. "I think he’ll have a full recovery. How long that is? I don’t know."

Toussaint has racked up 1,642 rushing yards and 17 total touchdowns over three seasons with the Wolverines, and he had his lower left leg completely snapped on a play where he was tackled by three Iowa defenders. He was immediately carted off the field by doctors and underwent surgery at a local hospital before the game ended up concluding.

While it's likely that he will not be able to make his return to the field until the 2014 campaign, an injury this serious could stand to significantly alter Toussaint's speed and agility in his first year back.

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