After positive news last week regarding the status of Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash, the Belton native experienced a recurrence of symptoms related to the concussion he suffered nearly two months ago against BYU.
As a result, he has been declared out for the West Virginia game this weekend. Ash has not played since the first half of the Kansas State game on September 21, when he left because of similar symptoms resurfacing after he was held out for the Ole Miss game.
Head coach Mack Brown said that Ash had been improving last week and that was he throwing the football and progressing. That improvement took a hit with the symptoms just as it looked like he might be close to getting cleared to participate in practice.
However, Brown also said that Ash has lost 10 pounds and is not in football shape -- being cleared for light, non-contact practice would not mean an imminent return. And with only four games left in the regular season, the odds of Ash playing against this year appear significantly diminished with the latest setback.