Virginia’s Perris Jones was put on a backboard, taken off the field on a cart after a scary crash
Virginia running back Perris Jones was taken off the field on a stretcher after a scary crash in Thursday night’s game against No. 11 Louisville.
Jones took a big hit when he moved up the field after catching a swing pass on a second-and-27 play in the final minute of the third quarter. The hit sent the ball loose but was hit by Malik Washington, who rolled into the end zone to give UVA a 20-14 lead.
But the celebration was short-lived as it was immediately clear that Jones needed medical attention. The ESPN broadcast said trainers were on the field immediately to help Jones, who was placed on a backboard and taken off the field on a cart.
Players knelt as Jones was served. When Jones was put on the cart, the entire Virginia team gathered around him.
Virginia said Jones was taken to the U of L Medical Center. ESPN’s Harry Lyles Jr. said Jones was not moving but his eyes were open.
The game eventually resumed, and Virginia kicked the extra point to go up 21-14.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Virginia quarterback Perris Jones blocked field goal against Louisville