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

Jamario Bell, who seemingly can’t catch a break, re-injured a foot in practice Saturday and had surgery Monday.

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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.

“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.”

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