Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano
announced Friday that running back Vick Ballard will need season-ending
surgery for a torn right ACL.
Pagano said the non-contact injury took place during Thursday's practice when
Ballard lost his footing on a running play. Ballard will be placed on injured
Ballard carried the ball 13 times for 63 yards in last Sunday's game against
the Oakland Raiders. The Mississippi State product rushed for a team-high 814
yards with two touchdowns in 2012.
With Ballard lost for the year, Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown will carry the
load in the backfield.
Bradshaw, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Giants, rushed for over 1,000
yards twice during his six-year stint with New York. The Marshall product is
in his first season with the Colts.
The 1-0 Colts play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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