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Vick Ballard carted off at Colts practice


Running back Vick Ballard got the green light to participate in training camp this week, a little less than 11 months after he tore his ACL in the season opener last season.

Ballard’s return to work has taken a turn for the worse, however. Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that Ballard was carted off the field during Friday’s practice.

Chappell and colleague Stephen Holder are both speculating that Ballard injured his ankle, with Holder reporting that Ballard wasn’t able to put any weight on his left foot.

We’ll wait for something more official from the Colts, but any extended absence for Ballard would put more pressure on Trent Richardson to live up to the price — a first-round pick — that the Colts paid to acquire him in a trade with the Browns last season. The Colts have expressed plenty of optimism that Richardson will do so, but having Ballard would make life much easier on Indy this season.

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8 Responses to “Vick Ballard carted off at Colts practice”
  1. bayareacolt says: Jul 25, 2014 2:58 PM

    Ughhh damn it.

  2. cheezycolt says: Jul 25, 2014 3:03 PM

    Awful news. I hope it is nothing serious…

  3. mdd913 says: Jul 25, 2014 3:09 PM

    This cat is one hell of a player, hope he gets the chance to show it someday.

  4. kyblue33 says: Jul 25, 2014 3:40 PM

    there IS a lot of good backs at Indy. We will be fine. Hope Vic the best!

  5. indymarc says: Jul 25, 2014 3:53 PM

    Once the injury bug hits, it keeps hitting and hitting.

  6. obsession55 says: Jul 25, 2014 3:55 PM

    He didn’t get hurt in last year’s season opener, he blew his knee out in a non-contact drill in practice. And this is another non-contact injury. Sad…

  7. afcdomination says: Jul 25, 2014 3:59 PM

    the tough part or practices. a lot of us think there aren’t enough, and it shows on Sunday’s but then you see this and it is hard to really sit there and want to put your players at risk that many more times

    hope he is OK, I thought he was a promising young HB.

  8. blueshoebrawlers1977 says: Jul 25, 2014 4:21 PM

    Hoping for a good report and speedy recovery back!!!! The Colts need u Vic, God Bless!!!!

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