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Monday, August 10, 2009
Clemson loses freshman o-lineman for the season

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

More bad news for the Tigers today:

Freshman offensive tackle J.K. Jay will have back surgery on Wednesday and will be lost for the season. He suffered the injury while working out with weights in mid July. Tight end Phillip Price was moved to offensive tackle as a result of Kay's injury.

This is unfortunate for Clemson, as Jay was one of the true freshmen expected to make an immediate contribution this season.

Wide receiver Brandon Clear is still out with a rib injury, as is wide receiver Jacoby Ford, who has a pulled hamstring. Andre Branch, who missed practice on Saturday with a concussion was back at practice on Monday.