Virginia shares positive update on Perris Jones after he was taken to hospital
Virginia has shared encouraging news regarding sixth-year senior running back Perris Jones.
After suffering a violent helmet-to-helmet hit on a catch, Jones taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter of Thursday night’s contest vs. No. 11 Louisville and went to the hospital.
Virginia is now sharing that Jones has thankfully regained movement in all of his extremities.
UVA RB Perris Jones has regained movement in all of his extremities after being injured during Thursday’s Louisville game.
In the 3rd quarter, Jones was injured while catching a pass. Jones was taken by ambulance to the U of L Medical Center. He will remain there Thursday night.
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The 5-foot-7 running back from Alexandria has spent his entire career with Virginia. Jones went into Thursday night’s contest as Virginia’s leading rusher, with 386 yards and two touchdowns on 73 carries.
The play that the injury occurred during was particularly peculiar. After the fumble, teammate Malik Washington scooped up the ball at the 42-yard-line and dashed for a touchdown. That put Virginia ahead 21-14, ending a four-minute spurt that saw the Cavaliers go on a 21-0 run.
Virginia was initially celebrating in the endzone before they noticed what was happening with the injury behind the play. Virginia ended up losing 31-24 to Louisville.
Next up for Virginia is a home game against Duke on Nov. 18 with the time and TV info still to be determined. Virginia will aim to snap a 3-game losing streak. Virginia leads the all-time series 40-34 vs. Duke. Duke won last season’s meeting 38-17 in Durham.