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Montee Ball cleared to play

Updated: September 27, 2012, 8:43 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball will play Saturday night at Nebraska, Badgers coach Bret Bielema said Thursday.

Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, suffered a mild concussion in the first quarter of last week's win against UTEP. He also suffered a concussion when he was attacked by a group of men Aug. 1 in downtown Madison, Wis.

Bielema said earlier this week that Ball needed to pass concussion tests to be cleared to play at Nebraska.

Ball has 93 carries ...

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