Blood clot to sideline starting left guard Bellamy

Updated: July 8, 2008, 3:10 PM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Florida State starting left guard Evan Bellamy will miss the entire season because of a blood clot in his leg. Bellamy, a redshirt sophomore, is expected to miss six months.

Bellamy played in all 10 games last season, including the first start of his career in the Music City Bowl, and he wasn't called for one penalty. His backup on the spring depth chart is Jacob Stanley, who doesn't have any game experience.

Bellamy will definitely be missed, as two backup offensive linemen will also be missing for the first three games because of the suspensions handed down after FSU's widely publicized academic scandal last season. The Seminoles' young offensive line is without a senior for the first time since 2003.

Heather Dinich is a college football writer for ESPN.com. Send your questions and comments to Heather at espn.hd@hotmail.com.