MRI tests conducted in Nashville on Sunday (10/21) revealed that Heffner had a broken tibia near the ankle with separation of tendons in the area. The surgery will entail repair of the broken bone and insertion of screws into the ankle.
Heffner, a 6-2, 195 junior from Memphis, Tennessee, entered the game as the Ohio Valley Conference leader in Passing (233.5 ypg), Total Offense (286.2 ypg) and Pass Efficiency (144.0). His injury occurred late in the first half (approx 3:00 mark) when he was sacked for a 10-yd loss. Heffner finished the game with 85 yds passing (8-15-2) and 21 yds rushing.
Heffner's season ends at seven games with him passing for 1,486 yds (96-171-9) and 10 TDs. He was second on the team in rushing with 337 yds (48.1 ypg) giving him 1,486 yds in Total Offense (260.4 ypg).