The top-ranked rushing attack in the MAC will have one less weapon in its running-game arsenal for the foreseeable future.
LeVante Bellamy sustained an injury to his right leg in the Week 7 game against Akron that required an air cast prior to being carted off the field. While there’s no official word on the extent of the injury, it doesn’t appear that the running back will be on the field anytime soon.
“He’s booted up right now,” head coach Tim Lester said by way of mlive.com. “He’s not going to put weight on his leg for at least a week, and we’re going to revisit it. I don’t know if it’s a season-ending injury yet, but he’s not putting weight on it right now.”
Bellamy, who played in three games last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury, has 394 yards rushing this season, third on the team behind Jarvion Franklin (538) and Jamauri Bogan (462). His eight yards per carry leads the Broncos, while he’s second with three rushing touchdowns.
Through seven games, WMU is 20th nationally and first in the MAC averaging 237.9 yards per game on the ground.