Running back Vick Ballard of the Indianapolis Colts is done for the season due to a torn ACL in his right knee.
Apparently Ballard’s injury was a freak accident at practice and didn’t involve physical contact.
“We feel awful for Vick,” Coach Chuck Pagano said. “We’ll deal with it. No one handles adversity like us.”
As a result of the injury, Ballard has been placed on the injured reserve list. Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown will be splitting the workload while Ballard is out.
The Colts will miss Ballard—he led the Colts in rushing as a rookie with 814 yards and a team-high 63 yards on 13 carries in the first game of the season against the Raiders.