As many have long suspected, David Ash’s 2013 season with the Longhorns is over.
The Longhorns announced Monday that the junior quarterback will not return this season because of a recurrence of concussion symptoms that began with his initial concussion at Brigham Young on Sept. 7.
“Though he’s made a lot of progress, we have not been able to clear him to return to competition,” Kenny Boyd, head athletic trainer for football, said in a statement. “Due to the duration of symptoms, we are now at a point that we all believe the best approach for him is to not return this season.”
Boyd said Ash should be ready to return for practice in the spring.
After the BYU game, Ash sat out the loss to Mississippi, then returned for the Big 12 opener against Kansas State. He played the first half, but was pulled at intermission when symptoms resurfaced. He hasn’t played since.
The Longhorns’ depth chart at quarterback will remain what it has been since then – Case McCoy will start, with Tyrone Swoopes and Jalen Overstreet as the backups.
Texas plays Texas Tech on Thursday.
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