Ball suffered head injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he spent two hours before being released.
"My concern right now is for Montee's health and well-being," coach Bret Bielema said in a statement. "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."
Reports indicate that Ball did not know any of his attackers and that the assault was "unprovoked." He was pushed to the ground and kicked repeatedly, with his phone being the only item stolen.
Ball may not have been the first victim of this anonymous group of men. According to Sideline Scouting's Twitter account, a similar incident occurred not too long ago on the same street.
"On Montee Ball situation. Had friend back in Madison who told me he had a friend mugged/attacked on same street by 5 guys 2 weeks ago."
As the returning NCAA touchdown champion, Ball is expected to contend for the Heisman Trophy this upcoming season: He earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2011 after rushing for 1,923 yards and an NCAA-record 33 touchdowns.
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