Madison (WQOW) -- University of Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball has been released from the hospital after being assaulted on Madison's University Avenue early Wednesday morning.
According to a City of Madison Police report, witnesses reported that five black males jumped Ball, knocked him to the ground, and kicked him. Ball was taken to the hospital with head injuries. The incident is being investigated as an unprovoked assault.
In a statement issued by UW Athletics, Badgers head coach Bret Bielema says Ball is now under the care and supervision of the Wisconsin sports medicine staff. Bielema says he expects Ball to make a full recovery.
The Badgers will start fall camp this weekend. Bielema says Ball will continue to be evaluated in the days leading up to camp.
Wednesday, just after 11:00 A.M., Ball, via his Twitter account, says, "I appreciate the support and thank you for the concerns. I will be okay! See you guys in September!"
Wednesday afternoon, Bielema tweeted, "Appreciate everyone reaching out concerned about Montee and his health. He walked into my office this afternoon and will be with us Sunday."
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