You have to be tough if you want to play football.

Even kickers and punters get knocked around once in a while. For running backs, you have to have a sense of toughness about you. If you’re a main tailback, being tackled to the ground 20 times a game is a given.

For Michigan RB Tru Wilson, Wilson isn’t expected to be a featured guy touching the ball 25 to 30 times a game. However, he has already displayed his toughness this season.

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Wilson left Week 1 of the 2019 season with an injury and hadn’t returned until the team’s latest game — against Rutgers — on Saturday. Why was he out for three weeks?

Because of a broken hand:

Not only did Wilson play Saturday with a broken hand, but he’s been practicing with it as well. He doesn’t seem to care about the injury, as long as he can play.

That, folks, displays toughness.

Wilson and the Wolverines host Iowa on Saturday for a noon kickoff on FOX.