Bell suffers foot injury, has surgery; may miss half of season

Jamario Bell seemingly can’t catch a break.

Bret Bielema announced at a press conference Monday that Bell re-injured a foot in practice Saturday and had surgery Monday morning.

“The kid hasn’t had an easy road,” Bielema said.

Bell, a redshirt sophomore from Junction City, had been making progress after being moved from tight end to defense, where he was manning one of the outside linebacker positions.

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“He was flourishing,” Bielema said of his conversation with Bell prior to his surgery. “I said, ‘Hey, don’t let this get you.’ He’s a likable kid that guys really enjoy. He’s got some fun traits to him so I don’t think this will be the end of him.”