The foot injury that will keep Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill out of the Senior Bowl may require surgery.
Tannehill’s agent, Pat Dye, confirmed to ESPN.com that Tannehill broke a fifth metatarsal in a passing drill and might need surgery.
Although recovery from the surgery could keep Tannehill from working out at the scouting combine in February, Dye said he’s optimistic Tannehill will be able to throw for coaches and scouts by March, well before the NFL draft, which begins on April 26.
Tannehill is considered by many to be this year’s third-best quarterback and the best senior quarterback, behind juniors Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Tannehill is a good athlete who started his college career at wide receiver but showed off an NFL-ready passing arm during his senior season.