Star Wisconsin running back and 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball was attacked by five men while walking down Madison’s University Avenue early Wednesday morning. The policeincident report, obtained via UW press release, states that Ball was hospitalized for head injuries sustained after being thrown to the ground and kicked. The report further states, “It does not appear he knew his attackers and this is being investigated as an unprovoked assault.”
Bret Bielema released the following statement through UW’s Athletic Communications office:
“My concern right now is for Montee’s health and well-being. Montee has been released from the hospital and is under the care and supervision of our sports medicine staff. We will continue to evaluate him as we approach the start of fall camp this weekend. I do expect Montee to make a full recovery.”
We’ll update this post with further details as they become available. Our sincere best wishes to Ball for a full and rapid recovery.