UPDATE: David Fluellen IS Expected To Play Tonight vs. Northern Illinois

UPDATE #2 7:55 p.m.: It appears there was some mass confusion earlier and David Fluellen is dressed now and on the field per Paul Helgren, Toledo's Associate Athletic Director of Communications:

Could this have been a mind game? Will he actually play? Tune in to find out.

UPDATE 7:13 p.m.: Contrary to initial reports it appears Toledo running back David Fluellen is NOT expected to play tonight vs. No. 16 Northern Illinois.

This will mark the third straight game the Rocekts' leading rusher has missed with a nagging ankle injury.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Toledo's leading rusher, David Fluellen, is expected to play tonight vs. No. 16 Northern Illinois per reports by WTOL Sports Director Dan Cummins.

The senior running back hasn't played since Oct. 26 in the Rockets 28-25 win over rival Bowling Green when he left the game after three carries with an ankle injury. Fluellen was expected to play last week against Buffalo, but was ruled out at the last minute.

He currently has 1,067 yards on the season and is 7th in the nation with an average of  133 yards per game. He has 10 touchdowns and is averaging 7 yards per carry.

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