It was a blow that probably cost Mack Brown his job as the Head Football Coach at the University of Texas.
Nine months later, Longhorn quarterback David Ash was cleared to practice and named as a starter this fall.
Ash was in the middle of a controversy last fall, when he suffered a concussion early in the season and then played the following game against Brigham Young University . He suffered another concussion and was lost for the year. So was the team.
While he was cleared for spring practice, he suffered a leg injury that shelved him until July 21 when Head Football Coach Charlie Strong made his announcement.
It was probably a good thing he suffered the leg injury, as we are increasingly learning that the brain is still healing long after the symptoms dissipate, especially after suffering multiple concussions in a span of two weeks.