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Ballard (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, reports.

Ballard tore his Achilles during a late-July practice, forcing him out for a second consecutive season following last year's Week 2 ACL tear. With Ballard out of the fold, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw will carry the bulk of the Colts' backfield duties.

Vick Ballard RB IND 7 Months

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts "aren't giving up" on Vick Ballard (Achilles', out for season), and that he'll get "another shot" in 2015.

We'll see. Ballard was already talent-deficient before injuries wiped out his 2013-14, and he'll be a 25-year-old former fifth-round pick come next July. Ballard has averaged 3.9 yards on 224 career carries. He's not a hold in Dynasty leagues.

Vick Ballard RB IND 7 Months

An MRI confirmed Vick Ballard suffered a torn Achilles during Friday's practice.

He's done for the season. It's the second straight year-ending injury for Ballard after he missed all but one game of 2013 to ACL surgery. Ballard has one year remaining on his rookie deal and will attempt to return in 2015. The Colts haven't ruled out adding a veteran running back to replace Ballard on the active roster.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Vick Ballard suffered a torn Achilles during Friday's training camp practice.

Vick Ballard RB IND 7 Months

Colts RB Vick Ballard will undergo an MRI after injuring his left ankle during Friday's training camp practice.

The extent is currently unclear, but Ballard had to be carted off the field on Friday. With Trent Richardson sitting out as a precaution, Ahmad Bradshaw worked as the Colts' starting tailback. Dan Herron was with the twos.

Vick Ballard RB IND 7 Months

Colts RB Vick Ballard was carted off the field with a left ankle injury during Friday's practice.

Ballard suffered the injury running a pass route, and could put no weight on the joint after getting up. We'll have another update when we know more.

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Vick Ballard (ACL) said he's been cleared.

Ballard tore his ACL during a practice ahead of Week 2 last season, so he's had significantly more rehab time than someone like Rob Gronkowski. Ballard expects to be on the field from Day 1 of training camp as he fights with Ahmad Bradshaw for reps behind Trent Richardson.

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Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) is on track for training camp.

Ballard didn't participate in offseason workouts and will open camp as the No. 3 running back behind Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw. He's reportedly close to 100 percent, but his effectiveness coming off a major injury is in question. Ballard is 10 months removed from September ACL surgery.

Vick Ballard RB IND 9 Months

Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) isn't participating in this week's OTAs sessions.

A report earlier this month said Ballard was "close" to 100 percent, but he's unlikely to be full go before training camp. Ballard is No. 3 on the depth chart.

Vick Ballard RB IND 10 Months

Vick Ballard (knee) is reportedly close to 100 percent.

Ballard is nine months removed from his ACL tear. The ligament may be near 100 percent, but we've repeatedly seen players struggle to regain full burst until they're at least a year-plus removed from this injury. That's especially true for non-freakish specimens. Ballard, who posted an uninspiring 3.85 YPC as a rookie in 2012, will start off camp behind Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw.