Report: Indianapolis Colts Running Back Vick Ballard Out for the Season with Knee Injury

In what has to be considered really bad news for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, running back Vick Ballard is reportedly going to miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The second-year player from Mississippi State has received the bulk of the Colts carries since joining the NFL last season and is coming off a 63-yard performance that saw him average 4.8 yards per attempt last week against the Oakland Raiders.

UntitledBallard put up nearly 1,000 total yards and three scores as a rookie in 2012.

Indianapolis did sign Ahmad Bradshaw in the offseason, but the former New York Giants running back has been a staple on injury reports over the past couple seasons and can’t be counted on to stay near 100 percent throughout the course of a season.

Former first-round pick Donald Brown was nearly cut during training camp and did not attempt a single rush last week. Indianapolis had previously traded Delone Carter to the Baltimore Ravens during training camp, a move I am sure it is questioning after this news broke.

Veteran free agents on the market include Willis McGahee and Michael Turner. Expect general manager Ryan Grigson and Co. to call one of them in the not-so-distant future.


Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle every Friday. He’s also a former league-wide featured columnist at Bleacher Report.