Hicks Out for Year

Texas won its first conference game of the season against Kansas State on Saturday, but the big victory didn't come without cost.

Texas head athletic trainer Kenny Boyd confirmed Sunday afternoon that Longhorn junior linebacker Jordan Hicks suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon against the Wildcats. That injury will require surgery, and Hicks will miss the rest of the season.

Hicks missed most of the 2012 season after suffering a hip injury against Ole Miss in the season's third game. He earned a medical redshirt for that year, giving him a fifth year of eligibility, though many thought he might leave for the NFL if he were able to put together a strong redshirt junior year this year.

Despite missing much of the Kansas State game after he was carted off, Hicks has been far-and-away the Longhorns' most prodigious tackler. This season, he made a team-leading 41 stops — 13 more than Steve Edmond and Cedric Reed in second place — including 2.5 tackles for loss, which paced the linebacker group.

Additionally, junior quarterback David Ash, who was removed for "head injury symptoms" that surfaced against Kansas State, is still in the continual evaluation phase.

Ash initially suffered a head injury in Week Two against BYU, one that caused him to not just sit out the Ole Miss game, but to not attend the contest. He was cleared to play against Kansas State late this past week, but was pulled at halftime.

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