Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano confirms that running back Vick Ballard will miss the 2014 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
Ballard will have surgery on the left ankle injury, which occurred during practice on Friday when he fell to the ground trying to catch a pass and came up unable to put weight on his foot.
The 24-year old appeared in just one game last season before succumbing to a torn ACL in his left knee which also came on a contact-free play in practice. Ballard had fully rehabbed the injury and was expected to contribute to the Colts offense this year.
As a rookie in 2012, Ballard gained 814 rushing yards and another 152 yards receiving while starting 12 games for Indianapolis.