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Vick Ballard | Running Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Mississippi State
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Colts RB Vick Ballard is dealing with another hamstring injury.
Ballard suffered the injury on Thursday. It's "different" than the hamstring issue he dealt with earlier in camp. At this point, the injury-prone back is likely headed to injured reserve, and will eventually be released with a settlement. Aug 30 - 12:24 AM

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Colts RB Vick Ballard will not play in the team's third preseason game.

Sidelined for almost two years by ACL and Achilles injuries, Ballard got his first action of the preseason last week. It is unclear why he is being held out, but he may have suffered a setback. Already a longshot for a roster spot, missing this game probably seals Ballard's fate.
Aug 29 - 6:51 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard rushed twice for four yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

It was the injury-prone Ballard's first appearance of any kind since Week 1, 2013. With the Colts' running back corps deeper than it's been in recent seasons, Ballard appears to be a 53-man roster long shot.
Aug 22 - 11:16 PM

Vick Ballard (hamstring) is expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game.

It’s Ballard's first appearance in almost two years after consecutive ACL and Achilles injuries. Ballard saw his most extensive action of training camp this week and should be close to 100 percent. He reportedly spelled Frank Gore with the first team. Ballard needs to prove he can stay healthy to secure a roster spot.
Source: colts.com
Aug 22 - 3:38 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells no longer projects Vick Ballard to make the 53-man roster.

Injuries have limited Ballard to one appearance since his rookie year of 2012, while he missed Sunday's preseason opener with a hamstring issue. Ballard is still only 25, but he hasn't given Indy much reason to keep him around. He's a nonentity in Dynasty leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 2:29 PM

Vick Ballard missed his third straight practice with a hamstring injury.

Ballard is day to day, but the missed time is a concern coming off his 2014 torn Achilles. FOX 59’s Mike Chappell and ESPN’s Mike Wells both project Ballard to make the 53-man roster.
Aug 7 - 6:28 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') avoided active/PUP to open camp.

So he's no longer a candidate to open the season on reserve/PUP. Ballard will be on the roster bubble, competing for a spot with Zurlon Tipton and sixth-round pick Josh Robinson behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron.
Aug 2 - 10:34 AM

Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') is a candidate to open the season on reserve/PUP.

The reserve/PUP costs players the first six games. This could be a means of the Colts "stashing" Ballard without committing a 53-man roster spot to him. Ballard is a depth piece behind Frank Gore, Dan Herron, and rookie Josh Robinson.
Jun 12 - 3:00 PM

When asked about his chances heading into training camp, Vick Ballard said "this could be it for me."

Ballard realizes his NFL career, or at least his time in Indianapolis, could be over soon if he doesn't play with a sense of urgency. ACL and Achilles injuries have limited Ballard to one game over the last two seasons. Now he finds himself a distant third on the team's running back depth chart behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron. Even when healthy, Ballard was a plodder with mediocre athleticism. It's fair to wonder how much he has left in the tank after his two surgeries.
May 17 - 9:11 AM

Vick Ballard (Achilles) expects to be ready for training camp.

Ballard hasn’t had any setbacks since his July Achilles surgery. Recovering from a second straight year-ending injury, he's expected to sit out all of OTAs. Due a non-guaranteed $660,000 salary, Ballard needs to prove he’s healthy to secure a roster spot behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron.
Source: colts.com
Apr 22 - 5:11 PM

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 has no Dynasty value.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 07:40:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 04:28:00 PM

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

It's terrible news for Ballard, who is now looking at another lost season after missing nearly all of 2013 to ACL surgery. Ballard was carted off the field Friday, and is currently undergoing an MRI. A limited athlete prior to his injuries, it's questionable whether Ballard will ever be able to make it back. The Colts will move forward with Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw as their top running backs. Dan Herron and Chris Rainey will compete for the No. 3 role.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 06:20:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 04:44:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Matt Hasselbeck
3Bryan Bennett
RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3Josh Robinson
4Zurlon Tipton
5Vick Ballard
GLB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
3RB1Frank Gore
2Dan Herron
FB1Tyler Varga
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Griff Whalen
4Vincent Brown
WR21Andre Johnson
2Donte Moncrief
3Duron Carter
4Quan Bray
WR31Donte Moncrief
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
4Erik Swoope
5Sean McGrath
K1Adam Vinatieri