Report: Ballard Suffers Torn Achilles, Lost For Season

Vick Ballard

ANDERSON, IN. (WANE) – According to multiple reports – Colts running back Vick Ballard has suffered a torn Achilles and is likely done for the season. An impending MRI is expected to confirm the news. The third-year running back suffered the injury during a non-contact drill at practice on Friday afternoon. He was carted off the field and did not return.

Ballard missed all but one game during the 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL during practice prior to the Colts second game of the season.

He showed great promise as a rookie in 2012, rushing for 814 yards and two touchdowns on 211 carries.

This injury leaves Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw as the Colts top options in the backfield. Richardson was held out of practice Friday as a precautionary move. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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