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College Football Star Out Indefinitely With Scary Blood Clots Injury

A sideline view of Alabama playing Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15: A general view of the play during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

One of the top offensive linemen in college football is out indefinitely after doctors discovered blood clots in his lungs.

Trey Smith, a five-star lineman at Tennessee will be out indefinitely, as the Volunteers announced the tough news this afternoon.

"The most important thing is for Trey to be able to get healthy," head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced. "He has been an outstanding student-athlete during my time here on and off the field. Our sole focus for Trey is on his recovery. We are thankful that our medical staff discovered this and is getting him the proper treatment."

Smith was ranked the No. 14 overall recruit in the country coming out of high school in 2017.

Here's the full announcement:

Tennessee (3-4) is set to play at South Carolina on Saturday.

The Vols and the Gamecocks are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on SEC Network.