Colts placed RB Vick Ballard on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
Vick Ballard was added to the Colts' injury report with a knee issue Thursday, and was listed as "limited."
Coach Chuck Pagano called Vick Ballard's Week 1 pass protection performance "unbelievable."
Vick Ballard rushed 13 times for 63 yards and lost five yards on his lone reception in the Colts' Week 1 win over the Raiders.
Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said his running back pecking order for Week 1 is "yet to be determined."
Colts RB Vick Ballard managed 33 yards on 10 carries and caught a four-yard pass in Saturday night's third preseason game.
Vick Ballard is expected to open the season as the Colts' No. 2 back.
New Colts OC Pep Hamilton wants his offense to be "able to run the football."
Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed that Vick Ballard is "sitting there as the lead guy" in his backfield.
The Indianapolis Star believes the Colts have found a "workhorse" in Vick Ballard.
Vick Ballard rushed 22 times for 91 yards and added one reception for three yards at Baltimore in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
Vick Ballard rushed 27 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Texans.
Vick Ballard rushed for 69 yards on 20 carries in the Colts' Week 16 win over Kansas City.
Interim coach Bruce Arians continued to heap praise on Vick Ballard following Sunday's loss to the Texans.