Colts' Ballard to have surgery for torn Achilles tendon

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Colts running back Vic Ballard is out for the season and will undergo surgery for a torn Achilles tendon. Colts Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed that Ballard will have surgery after being injured at practice on Friday.



Ballard, who only played one game last season after being sidelined with a torn ACL, was back on the practice field when he suffered the injury. Both of his injuries were on the practice field during non-contact drills.

"When you see someone like Vick Ballard go down, who's worked so hard to get back, it's tough. But it happens. As soon as you get to camp - those things happen. He's still young. He's got a full career ahead of him. We just have to do an MRI and see exactly what it is and then go from there," said Colts owner Jim Irsay.

A trainer checked out the injury and Ballard was driven off the field in a golf cart. On Saturday, Coach Pagano confirmed the surgery and said he and general manager Ryan Grigson are discussing bringing another running back into training camp.