David Ash to Miss TCU Game with "Concussion Like Symptoms"

Can we eliminate the phrase "Concussion Like Symptoms" from the lexicon? Please. David Ash is now ruled out of his third game, five weeks after suffering a concussion against BYU in Provo.

What are concussion like symptoms? Well, sounds a lot like a concussion. From that bastion of journalistic accuracy Wikipedia.

"Headache is the most common MTBI symptom. Others include dizziness, vomiting, nausea, lack of motor coordination, difficulty balancing, or other problems with movement or sensation. Visual symptoms include light sensitivity, seeing bright lights, blurred vision, and double vision. Tinnitus, or a ringing in the ears, is also commonly reported. In one in about seventy concussions, concussive convulsions occur, but seizures that take place during or immediately after concussion are not the same as post-traumatic seizures, and, unlike post-traumatic seizures, are not predictive of post-traumatic epilepsy, which requires some form of structural brain damage, not just a momentary disruption in normal brain functioning. Concussive convulsions are thought to result from temporary loss or inhibition of motor function, and are not associated either with epilepsy or with more serious structural damage. They are not associated with any particular sequelae, and have the same high rate of favorable outcomes as concussions without convulsions."

Sounds like a wonderful existence right? Let's wish David Ash a healthy and somewhat speedy recovery, though at this point, playing football might not be his most pressing priority. Ash is a really talented kid and deserves better.

Posted on October 21, 2013 and filed under Southwest Round-Up, Sports.