Virginia coach Mike London had a message for a local high school football player on Monday.
Woodberry Forest junior Jacob Rainey's football career came to an abrupt and tragic end with a leg injury during a preseason scrimmage last week.
Complications from the injury forced doctors to amputate part of Rainey's leg this past weekend.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Woodberry Forest football family," London said at his weekly news conference on Monday. "To this young man's family in particular."
Rainey, a transfer from St. Anne's Belfield, had been the Tigers' quarterback. Reports say he'd been recruited by UVa and Virginia Tech, among other Division-I football programs.
"Wins and losses are important," London said. "But sometimes the reality of what's important -- what's really important -- are the young men and the family members, and the sons, and the things that we're responsible for."
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