Junior quarterback David Ash has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Texas announced Monday morning.
Ash has been battling a head injury for most of the year, first suffering a concussion in the Longhorns' loss to BYU in September before returning the following week against Ole Miss but leaving the game after halftime of the win over Kansas State the weekend after that.
"David has been treated and evaluated by our medical staff daily for a recurrence of concussion symptoms and also visited with and received feedback from specialists," head trainer Kenny Boyd said in a statement. "Though he's made a lot of progress, we have not been able to clear him to return to competition. 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. We've visited with David and his family and are all in agreement on his not returning to action as the best next step in his recovery. We will continue to treat him and watch his progress closely and expect this will allow him ample time to return to full health and participation for the spring season."
Since Ash will not be medically cleared by season's end, he is eligible for and will appeal for a medical redshirt. Ash passed for 760 yards and seven touchdowns this year.