Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema says star running back Montee Ball won't be ready for fall camp after suffering a concussion during an assault Wednesday morning.
Bielema said during a taping of a TV show in Madison on Thursday that Ball won't be ready when practice begins Monday. The Badgers open the season at home September 1st against Northern Iowa.
Bielema gave no indication Ball would suffer any long-term problems. He said Ball's absence will spare last year's Heisman Trophy finalist hits and give other backs more repetitions.
Police said five men knocked Ball down as he was walking near campus around 2:15 a.m. The men kicked him in the head and chest before fleeing.
Ball said he didn't know any of the men and police said the attack was unprovoked.