Found August 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. It appears the unprovoked assault that sent University of Wisconsin running back Montee Ball to the hospital early Wednesday morning will force him to miss considerable time during the Badgers' preseason camp. That's according to Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema, who discussed Ball's health status Thursday morning during a taping of WISC-TV Madison sports talk show "Sidelines." "I'm fairly confident he won't be with us for the first part of fall camp," Bielema said. "Hopefully, we'll get him back before game week starts up. It should be around that time." Ball, a Heisman Trophy candidate, suffered a concussion and facial injuries during an attack by five males in the 500 block of University Ave. Ball was walking home with friends at 2:15 a.m. when the perpetrators knocked him to the ground and kicked him before fleeing. Wisconsin begins its fall practice schedule Monday, and Ball's absence will provide backup running backs James White, Melvin Gordon, Jeff Lewis and Vontee Jackson with more opportunities. White rushed for 713 yards last season one year after he was the team's leading rusher as a freshman with 1,052 rushing yards. During Wisconsin's spring game, Gordon carried 30 times for 159 yards with a touchdown while Ball and White were sidelined to avoid injury. "If Montee can't go for a while, one of the things I probably would have struggled the most with is How do I limit him during fall camp?' " Bielema told WISC-TV. "He may not be able to be full-contact. I'm excited to see those other guys work." Last season, Ball ran for 1,923 yards with 33 touchdowns and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. Wisconsin opens its season Sept. 1 at home against Northern Iowa.

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MADISON, Wis. University of Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year, was the victim of what Madison Police are investigating as an "unprovoked assault" early Wednesday morning. According to a Madison Police report, witnesses said five men attacked Ball while he was walking in the 500 block of University Avenue at 2:15 a.m. CT. Ball was...

Wisconsin’s Monty Ball Attacked by 5 Men

University of Wisconsin running back Monty Ball was the victim of an “unprovoked assault” early Wednesday morning. Madison Police report Ball was attacked by five men while walking down the 500 block of University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin at 2:15 a.m. Ball was “knocked to the ground and kicked” in the body and head. Ball was taken to the hospital with head injuries...

Wisconsin's Montee Ball Victim Of Unprovoked Attack

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Wiscosin RB Montee Ball attacked on street

The University of Wisconsin's best football player, Running Back Montee Ball was released from a Madison area hospital early Wednesday morning after apparently being attacked while walking down the street. According to the school, Ball was treated for head injuries after 5 unknown men jumped him while walking down University Avenue near campus. The City of Madison Police reports...

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Montee Ball was allegedly attacked and had to go to the hospital

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was attacked by 5 men and taken to the hospital according to ESPN analyst Joe Schad. Wisconsin announces Montee Ball was attacked by five men and was kicked and taken to hospital with head injuries — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) August 1, 2012 Ball was invited to attend the Heisman ceremony last year and put up crazy stats for the Badgers. Eventually...

Wisconsin’s Montee Ball vicitm of assault

Montee Ball who surprised many by putting off the NFL Draft for a year and coming back to school and play for the Wisconsin Badgers for one more season, was a victim of assault last night on campus. Below is a statement from Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema … “My concern right now is for Montee’s health and well-being. Montee has been released from the hospital...

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