MU's Coffman has a broken foot

Chase Coffman broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot on Missouri’s final offensive play of the Alamo Bowl.

"It shouldn’t affect his draft status," the MU tight end's father, Paul, said on Wednesday.

Paul Coffman said his son would take part in the NFL Combine workout on Feb. 24 "if he can run a 4.7(40). If not, he’ll still have the pro day at Missouri in March."

The break is in Coffman's left foot, the same one to which Coffman has sustained a turf toe injury in midseason.

"He was probably favoring the toe, running on the outside of his foot," Paul Coffman said.

The break came in overtime, on the same play that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Chase Daniel that was the winning play in Missouri’s 30-23 Alamo Bowl victory over Northwestern in San Antonio.

The injury will not require surgery, Paul Coffman said, but Coffman's foot is in a cast.

Chase Coffman this season won the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top collegiate tight end and was a consensus All-American.