Washington Post blogger Cindy Boren reported today that University of Wisconsin football players and grad Montee Ball suffered a concussion and facial injuries when he was attacked early Wednesday.
It is not sure whether Ball will join his fellow Badger gridders in the team's first practice, which was scheduled for Monday.
Madison police reported that Ball was attacked by five men around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. The report states:
A 21-year old man 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.
Ball rushed 275 times for 1,759 yards and 32 touchdowns last season, leading Wisconsin to the Big Ten championship and a berth in the Rose Bowl Game. He also was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and was a runner-up for last season's Heisman Trophy.