Coffman, Robinson injured in bowl games

December, 31, 2008
12/31/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Missouri tight end Chase Coffman and Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson sustained significant injuries in their respective bowl games.

Coffman's father told the Kansas City Star that his son broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot on Missouri's final offensive play in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

The Tulsa World reported Wednesday that Robinson sustained a separated right shoulder in the second quarter of the Cowboys' 42-31 loss to Oregon in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. Robinson remained in the game and accounted for 383 total yards as he withstood several punishing hits after the original injury occurred.

Despite his injury, Coffman plans to continue with his preparations for the NFL draft.

"It shouldn't affect his draft status," Paul Coffman told the Star on Wednesday.

Coffman, predicted to be one of the first several tight ends picked in the upcoming NFL draft, still plans to take part in the NFL combine on Feb. 24. His injury will not require surgery, but has been immobilized in a cast.

The injury occurred on the same foot that Coffman has struggled with turf toe earlier this season. It came on the same play where Jeremy Maclin snagged the game-winning 7-yard touchdown pass from Chase Daniel, providing the winning margin for the Tigers' 30-23 overtime victory over Northwestern.

Even with his injury, Robinson surpassed his coach Mike Gundy's school record for total offense in a career. Robinson has 7,786 yards with one season of eligibility remaining. Gundy had 7,749 yards in his career, which ended in 1989.

The Cowboys also played much of the game without wide receiver Dez Bryant, who injured his knee in the second quarter. Even with the injury, Bryant still finished with a Holiday Bowl record 13 receptions despite missing much of the second half.

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