Virginia working support Perris Jones is restful within the intensive care unit at a Louisville properly being middle after he underwent spinal cord surgical treatment following a helmet-to-helmet hit within the Cavaliers’ game in opposition to Louisville final week.
Jones caught a pass within the third quarter of the Cavaliers’ loss to No. 11 Louisville final Thursday and became hit hard by Cam’Ron Kelly. Jones’ head moved support hard after the helmet-to-helmet hit, and he stayed down on the self-discipline for several minutes. Sooner or later Jones became placed on a backboard and pushed off the self-discipline in a homely scene at Cardinal Stadium.
Jones became taken to a local properly being middle after the hit, and he had “regained journey” in his extremities. Then on Saturday, he underwent spinal surgical treatment. That surgical treatment, head coach Tony Elliott acknowledged Tuesday, requires a weeklong care for within the ICU.
Elliott acknowledged doctors were hopeful that Jones would bound to a rehab institute in Louisville on Friday, even though he’s anticipated to stay there for several weeks earlier than he’s allowed to head home to Virginia. An assistant athletic trainer with the football team has stayed with Jones in Kentucky.
Elliott acknowledged he and the Cavaliers’ coaching employees received to talk with Jones in a Zoom call on Monday.
“It became right form to peer his face,” Elliott acknowledged, via ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. “He became smiling, he became chuffed, telling us to notify the blokes withhold combating.”
Jones, a senior, has 393 yards and two touchdowns on 76 carries this season. He had a career-high 134 dashing yards in opposition to William and Mary earlier this season, and had 7 yards on three carries in opposition to Louisville when he went down.
The Cavaliers are 2-8 this season, and fell to Louisville 31-24. Virginia will host Duke on Saturday afternoon earlier than ending its season in opposition to Virginia Tech subsequent week.