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Virginia QB Bryce Perkins suffers knee injury vs. Louisville, comes back in

Perkins missed one series before coming back in.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

It was a tense moment for Virginia football when it came to another player named Bryce as stellar quarterback Bryce Perkins had to leave the game against Louisville late in the first quarter after suffering an apparent knee injury.

On the play, a Louisville defensive lineman rolled up on Perkins, and the latter immediately held his knee. This was just the third game that Perkins had played without a knee brace on, and he had to be helped off the field after being attended to by medical staff. Brennan Armstrong, a redshirt freshman, came in for Perkins on the drive.

Perkins was 2-for-3 for 48 yards in the first quarter — including a 39-yard pass to Hasise Dubois that set up Virginia’s touchdown. As of publish, Virginia and Louisville were tied at 7-7 with 14:55 to play in the first half.

After one series by the Louisville offense (that ended with a missed FG), Perkins came back in the game. The Virginia offense went three-and-out, but Nash Griffin boomed a 78-yard punt (third-longest in Virginia history) to flip the field.

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