PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (WRIC) — It’s a college-bound high school athlete’s worst nightmare. Karl Jones, Jr. tore his meniscus in December and was no longer able to play for the Prince George High School basketball team.
“Over the Christmas break, we were playing Western Branch in the first play of the game,” Jones told 8News. “One of their players ran and his knee hit the side of mine. It started hurting right away, but the adrenaline kept me going. After the game I noticed it was swollen pretty badly.”
After his recent surgery, the team begged him to attend a game for a show of support. Jones did attend the game and found a huge surprise when he arrived.
“When I showed up, they all had my number on their backs,” Jones said. “That showed me that they had my back even though I can’t play this season,” said Jones
The team says Jones is a core and central part of the team. They wanted him to know how important he is to them on and off the court.