Wisconsin running back and 2011 Heisman finalist Montee Ball was the victim of an apparent random act of violence this morning on the mean streets of Madison.
According to the police report, Ball was “attacked while walking in the 500 block of University Ave. early this morning. Witnesses said five men jumped the victim. He was knocked to the ground and kicked. The victim was taken to a hospital with head injuries. It does not appear he knew his attackers and this is being investigated as an unprovoked assault. The criminals were last seen running south on N. Frances St. toward the Kohl Center.”
The good news? It still takes five guys to bring Montee Ball down.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema issued the following statement through the university:
“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.”
Wisconsin released the following update via Twitter this afternoon:
#Badgers Sports Medicine – Montee suffered concussion, facial injuries. No timetable on return
— Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) August 1, 2012
Be well, Montee.