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Ballard suffers a torn Achilles in practice, likely to miss the entire 2014 season

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: July 27th, 2014 at 6:45 pm EST

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard will likely miss the entire 2014 season with a torn Achilles.

Ballard suffered the injury in the Colts practice today. The injury was first reported as a left ankle injury, before tests confirmed it was an Achilles injury.

Vick Ballard (Getty Images)

Vick Ballard (Getty Images)

He was going on a pass route, when he suffered the injury. After being hurt, he couldn’t put any weight on the injury.

This is the second major injury that he’s suffered to his legs in the past two years. Last year, in a Week 2 practice, he suffered a torn ACL.

He was supposed to fight back up Ahmad Bradshaw for reps before this injury. Now, Bradshaw will get more reps, and could possibly take the starter role from Trent Richardson.

Richardson, who came to the Colts in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, had a horrible 2013 season. Between both the Colts and the Browns, he had 188 rushes for 563 yards in 16 games with three touchdowns.


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