UVA Football Player Perris Jones Discharged from Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, Returning Home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. After spending two-and- a-half weeks in the care of UofL Health, University of Virginia running back Perris Jones is leaving Frazier Rehabilitation Institute and headed home to Virginia.

The senior running back was injured during the Cavaliers’ game against Louisville game on Nov. 9 at L&N Stadium.



Jones was aided by the quick response of the UofL Health – Sports Medicine team on the sideline of the game and throughout his care. Jones underwent spine surgery at UofL Hospital, followed by physical and occupational therapy at Frazier Rehabilitation Institute.

From the football field through surgery and rehab, the comprehensive and integrated system of care has contributed to Jones’ recovery success.

Jones has made tremendous progress and is now healthy for travel and will continue his rehabilitation journey in Virginia.

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