Colts' Vick Ballard Injures Knee; Out for Season
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Second-year Colts running back Vick Ballard will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in practice Thursday.
The Colts say Ballard tore the ACL in his right knee in what the team says was a non-contact injury. Ballard will undergo surgery and the team will place him on the Injured Reserve list.
“We feel awful for Vick,” Head Coach Chuck Pagano told Colts.com. “We all know Vick was headed toward having a fabulous year. We know and understand injuries are part of this game. We’ll deal with it. No one quite handles adversity like this team.”
Running backs Ahmad Bradshaw, Donald Brown and rookie Kerwynn Williams will step up in Ballard's place.
Ballard had 13 carries for 63 yards in the Colts' regular season opener against the Raiders last Sunday.