07:12 AM ET 08.15 | Michigan freshman running back Derrick Green is back -- and without restrictions. Green, who was forced to miss practice due to a minor injury last week, was back with the team during a fully-padded workout Wednesday according to coach Brady Hoke. ... "He's doing some things," Hoke said of Green. "He came back probably a little earlier than he should have, but he wanted to play. He showed a couple flashes." The 5-foot-11, 240-pound Green -- a five-star recruit and the No. 1-ranked running back prospect in the 2013 class -- is expected to push fifth-year senior Fitz Toussaint for the staring halfback spot when the Wolverines open the season on Aug. 31. And now that he's back at full strength, he's got roughly two and a half weeks to pull even -- or ahead -- of his upperclassman teammate.