Texas WR Johnson to miss Ole Miss game

Texas running back Daje Johnson (4) runs during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State, Saturday Aug. 31, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

Texas wide receiver Daje Johnson (4) runs during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State, Saturday Aug. 31, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas wide receiver Daje (duh-JAY) Johnson, who the Longhorns are counting on as their big playmaker, will miss Saturday’s game against No. 25 Mississippi with a sprained left ankle.

Johnson scored two touchdowns in Texas’ season-opening win over New Mexico State but was injured on the third play of last week’s 40-21 loss at BYU. Johnson’s ankle twisted awkwardly when his leg was pinned under a defender.

Longhorns quarterback David Ash, who left the game in the fourth quarter after injuring his right shoulder and taking a knock to the head, is still being evaluated for this week’s game.