Texas LB Jordan Hicks suffers season-ending injury in Longhorns' win over Kansas State

It seems like the Longhorns just can’t catch a break.

Even in their 31-21 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats, it wasn’t all cheers after the game.

Texas has confirmed that starting linebacker Jordan Hicks will be out for the rest of the season after suffering an Achilles injury Saturday evening.

It was late in the third quarter when Hicks went down covering Kansas State tight end Andre McDonald. Hicks limped off the field, but shortly after was carted to the locker room where he was ruled out for the rest of the game.

The junior from Cincinnati, Ohio will undergo surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon, cutting his season short for the second year in a row.

Hicks missed the last 10 games of the Longhorn’s 2012 season after suffering a hip injury in the first half of the Ole Miss game. He did receive a medical redshirt, however, and could be eligible for another one as they can be given to players who play in less than 30 percent of a season.

Making matters worse, Hicks’ injury wasn’t the only bit of bad news in Austin this weekend. Starting quarterback David Ash is still being monitored after displaying concussion-like symptoms. Ash suffered an initial concussion in the Longhorns’ loss to BYU and did not return against Kansas State due to possible head injuries.

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