Michigan running back Fitz Toussaint was carted off the field in the first quarter of the Wolverine’s Big Ten game against Iowa. Toussaint was tackled near the sideline on a rush, and crumpled to the turf. He lay immobilized for several minutes before trainers stabilized his leg.
The scene was somewhat reminiscent of when South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was injured against Tennessee on Oct. 27. Lattimore suffered numerous ligament tears on the play.
As of this writing, information on Toussaint’s injury is limited. SaturdayBlitz.com will update as news becomes available.
Toussaint, a junior, rushed for 31 yards prior to the play. The Wolverines have rallied in his absence, jumping all over Iowa 42-10 through three quarters. Quarterback Devin Gardner has accounted for all score Michigan touchdowns thus far: three rushing, and three passing. He came into Saturday’s contest with four passing touchdowns and three rushing scores on the season.
Gardner stepped in two quarters for injured Denard Robinson, who Michigan head coach Brady Hoke started at running back for today’s Senior Day. Robinson went out in Michigan’s Oct. 27 loss at Nebraska. Original back-up Russell Bellomy struggled before suffering an injury himself. Gardner has thrived, leading the Wolverines in wins over Minnesota and Northwestern.