Roy Roundtree has knee surgery
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- While Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Sunday that suspended players Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark would practice Monday for the first time during fall camp, he also revealed that wide receiver Roy Roundtree had arthroscopic knee surgery Friday and will miss two weeks.
It's a tenuous situation for the Wolverines, who are unsure of the status of two critical skill-position starters in running back Toussaint and Roundtree as they prepare for the season opener against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1, in Arlington, Texas.
The belief is Roundtree should be sufficiently healed in time to practice the week before the game against the Crimson Tide.
"Everything went great, and he feels great," Hoke said. "It's one of those things he didn't do it practicing. Just needed to get it done and felt it a little bit walking back to the huddle.
"With him, he's one of the great kids on this football team, and as a senior, he's a guy that will do a great job bouncing back."
Toussaint, who gained 1,041 yards last season and is one of the top returning running backs in the Big Ten, and Clark have not practiced with the Wolverines since fall camp opened Aug. 6. Their availability for the opener will be determined at a later date.
"I'll make a decision some time," Hoke said. "They are part of this football team. Guys who are 18 to 23, like some of us, have probably not made some great decisions, and they are paying for it."
Toussaint was suspended after a drunken-driving arrest in July. Clark, a defensive end, was suspended after being charged with second-degree home invasion of a dorm room in Stockwell Hall on the Michigan campus. He is alleged to have stolen a MacBook Air laptop.
"They are still guys, who as teammates, we love them, but there's consequences for their behavior, and they are paying a price," Hoke said. "They will continue to pay that price for a little bit."
Roundtree is expected to be one of the Wolverines' top receivers this fall after catching 122 balls for 1,724 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first three years with the team. He holds Michigan's single-game receiving record with 246 yards on Nov. 6, 2010, against Illinois.
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