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Donald Brown has knee surgery, expected to miss a few weeks

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The Colts will be adding a rookie running back next to their rookie quarterback in the starting lineup for the next few weeks.

Interim coach Bruce Arians announced Wednesday that running back Donald Brown underwent knee surgery this week and that he will miss the next two or three weeks as he recovers. According to Arians, via Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star, Brown tore cartilage in his knee on the Colts’ final offensive play in Sunday’s comeback win against the Packers which necessitated a scope that will keep him out of the lineup for a bit.

Rookie Vick Ballard, a fifth-round pick this April, will start with Brown out of the lineup. Ballard has run for 42 yards on 21 carries this season but it wouldn’t be the most surprising thing in the world to see him wind up holding onto his increased playing time when Brown returns to action. Brown is a holdover from the old regime while Ballard was one of several selections by General Manager Ryan Grigson to fill a role on the offense going forward. Delone Carter and Mewelde Moore could also see action in the Colts backfield while Brown rehabs his knee.

The Colts will be attempting to improve to 3-2 when they play the Jets this Sunday.

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5 Responses to “Donald Brown has knee surgery, expected to miss a few weeks”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 10, 2012 1:20 PM

    That’s a damn shame, the kid was looking really good.

  2. cardiffgiant11 says: Oct 10, 2012 1:41 PM

    Too bad he and Tyvon Branch are probably the only two successful products of UConn football. Something tells me Aaron Hernandez wouldn’t be the star he is had he have gone to UConn like his brother.

  3. cardiffgiant11 says: Oct 10, 2012 1:41 PM

    by “too bad” i legitimately feel bad for the guy, just wanted to clarify

  4. lollygagger8 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:54 PM

    I’ve been pretty hard on Brown throughout his career, but now I think I’m gonna miss him (even if it’s for a few weeks)

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 10, 2012 4:59 PM

    Ballard will be able to step in a put up good numbers, he a hard runner and has a lil shifty in him

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