By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Virginia Cavaliers six-year running back and cornerback Perris Jones was injured on Thursday. He suffered an apparent head injury in the third quarter against the Louisville Cardinals at L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.
He took a hit on a play and was down for several minutes. The ESPN TV cameras showed Malik Washington scoring on a 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown to go up 21-14 over the Cardinals.
Then moments later, the TV cameras showed a player, later identified as Jones, down on the field. He was eventually loaded onto a stretcher.
As he was loaded onto a stretcher, the Cavaliers roster was standing near him. His teammates were in shock as the stadium went silent.
The Cardinals standing near the cart and stretcher on their sideline.
At this time, there was no update on his condition. The Cavaliers via head coach Tony Elliott should provide more information on his condition — if they have an update — following the game.
The Virginia Football account on X (formerly Twitter) said that Jones was transported to University of Louisville Medical Center. They did not provide an update on his condition at this time.
On the season when Jones was a running back, he has had 76 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns. In Thursday’s game before his injury, Jones has had three carries for seven yards.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.