Ash suffers hamstring strain, is day to day [Updated]


David Ash suffered a hamstring strain during practice Friday, The Daily Texan confirmed.

A source close to Ash declined to give specifics about the severity of the injury, but a UT spokesman told the Texan Ash is "day to day."


Hamstring strains -- when the three muscles along the back of the leg are stretched too far -- tend to be tricky, but the day-to-day prognosis is usually reserved for injuries not expected to linger longer than seven days. A third source reiterated Saturday morning that Ash's injury did not appear to be anything serious that could cause him to miss much or any of Texas' official team practices (the team reports Aug. 5). 


Ash started six games as a true freshman, compiling a 3-3 record while throwing for 1,074 yards, four touchdowns and eight interceptions. He was projected to open the season as the starter, though head coach Mack Brown said earlier this week he and junior Case McCoy were still competing for the spot.