Montee Ball injury further drops his NFL Draft Stock

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Wisconsin running back Montee Ball suffered a possible concussion in Saturday's game against UTEP and did not return.

Ball had rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on nine carries before exiting the game. The injury came as Ball crossed the goal-line on his touchdown play.

After a historic season a year ago in Madison, Ball has struggled out of the gate in 2012, putting his NFL Draft stock in question. Few running backs can match his college production, but NFL evaluators will start to wonder if he is a product of an incredible system. This injury will not help matters.

All is not lost for Ball. If he is able to make a full return to health, he has plenty of time to prove himself. He is not without talent, and a team will be willing to take a shot on him if he can get back on the field. He has vision and a fair amount of power, but it has been a rough few months for the Badger running back.

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