Indianapolis Colts lose Vick Ballard for the season

Sept. 13, 2013 at 9:25 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday running back Vick Ballard has been lost for the season with a torn ligament in his right knee.

Ballard will undergo surgery to repair the damage.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Ballard was injured during Thursday's practice while making a cut. There was no contact with another player.

Ballard had 13 carries for 63 yards in the Colts' season-opening win over Oakland last Sunday. Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown will now receive the bulk of the running back work for Indianapolis.

Bradshaw signed as a free agent this year after being released by the New York Giants. He has reached the 1,000-yard mark twice in his six-year career but was hampered by foot problems last season.

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