Friday, April 18, 2014

Texas Without Star Quarterback

Texas will be without its star quarterback David Ash while he recovers from surgery required to repair a Jones fracture in his left foot. 
Ash suffered the fracture during spring training practice and had surgery this past week. The team hopes he will be recovered in time for fall camp, according to Texas trainer Anthony Pass.
Ash missed 10 games last season because of concussion-related problems. He will enter this year as a junior with two seasons of eligibility. 
He became the Longhorn's starting quarterback in 2012 and has thrown 4,372 yards and 30 touchdowns in 28 career games. Ash earned praise this spring for his play and had been cleared by UT trainers after his concussion symptoms had subsided. 
Ash will likely face competition for his starting role when he returns, as former USC quarterback Max Wittek has made several trips to Texas and ESPN 300 signee Jerrod Heard will join the team in June. 
A Jones fracture occurs in the small area of the fifth metatarsal that receives less blood and is therefore more prone to difficulties in healing. A Jones fracture can either be a stress fracture (a tiny hairline break that occurs over time) or an acute (sudden) break. Jones fractures are caused by overuse, repetitive stress, or trauma. They are less common and more difficult to treat than avulsion fractures. 
Symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot, difficulty walking, and bruising. 
If the Jones fracture is not serious, it can be treated with a cast, splint, or walking boot. Recovery time is usually between six and eight weeks. Jones fracture surgery is required in 25 percent of cases when the fracture is displaced, if the problem is chronic, or if it does not heal properly. 
Reference: ESPN
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