Can David Ash continue to play football? Mandatory Credit: Sue Ogrocki
How many concussions is too many? David Ash is toeing the line. Charlie Strong said at a press conference Monday that the Texas Longhorns quarterback will not play in Saturday’s game against BYU because of concussion-like symptoms.
“We would never jeopardize a young man’s health for the good of the football team,” said Strong, via CBSSports.com.
Concussions can end a career. They’ve already limited Ash’s college career. He played only three games last season due to concussions.
He will be sorely missed, as he was a big reason the Longhorns are 1-0. In Texas’ 38-7 romp of North Texas, Ash threw 19 of 34 for 190 yards and touchdown. He also rushed for a touchdown.
Late Saturday night, however, he began feeling dizzy and suffered from headaches. The medical staff evaluated him that evening. He was injured on the first hit he took on Saturday, and thus played the rest of the game through the concussion symptoms. Stro...