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Colts RB Vick Ballard out for season after tearing ACL in knee

Colts running back Vick Ballard will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. (Peter G. Aiken Getty Images Colts running back Vick Ballard will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard will miss the remainder of the 2013 season after being placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL in his knee suffered in practice this week, the team announced.

Ballard was listed as limited in practice this week with the injury.

He had 13 carries for 63 yards in the season opening victory against the Oakland Raiders.  The team had hoped Ballard would to split the workload with new acquistion Ahmad Bradshaw.

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Ballard was a fifth-round pick in the 2012 Draft out of Mississippi State. He had 211 carries for 814 yards and two touchdowns during his rookie campaign.

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