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Texas loses LB Hicks, QB Ash being evaluated

Sunday - 9/22/2013, 6:01pm  ET

Texas quarterback David Ash, right, celebrates with wide receiver Kendall Sanders after throwing a touchdown pass to Sanders during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Elisabeth Dillon)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon injury in his left leg and quarterback David Ash is being evaluated for symptoms of a head injury.

Hicks was hurt during the Longhorns' 31-21 victory Saturday night against Kansas State. He was leading the team in tackles with 41.

The senior missed most of last season and took a medical redshirt because of a hip injury. Texas announced Sunday that Hicks would have surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

Ash played only the first half against Kansas State and threw for 166 yards, helping Texas take a 17-7 lead. He had missed the previous game against Mississippi with concussion-like symptoms.


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