Running back Vick Ballard (hamstring) reached an injury settlement with the Colts on Tuesday. Ballard was placed on injured reserve for a third straight year, but he'll now have the opportunity to look for a new employer. He may draw a bit of interest once healthy, but Ballard is unlikely to make much of an impact this season.
Colts running back Vick Ballard cleared waivers and will be placed on injured reserve, the team's official website reports. That's now the third straight year Ballard will land on the IR. After leading the Colts in rushing in 2012, injuries have mired the 25-year-old's career, allowing him to participate in just one game since then. If (and that's a big if) he returns healthy, he will try to earn a roster spot with the Colts in 2016.
Running back Vick Ballard (hamstring) was waived by the Colts on Tuesday, NFL.com reports. Since leading the Colts in rushing in 2012, Ballard has been contained to one game due to ACL and Achilles injuries. He entered this season with a nagging hamstring concern, which tested the organizations' patience enough to jettison the running back in the early going. Currently on waivers, another team will have to weigh the risks versus rewards due to his rich medical chart.
Injuries to Colts running backs Dan Herron (shoulder) and Vick Ballard (hamstring) marred the team's preseason finale Thursday night against Cincinnati. Ballard actually re-injured the hamstring that had kept him sidelined last week against St. Louis. He was hoping to remain healthy against the Bengals in an attempt to land the backup job to featured back Frank Gore. The injuries to the two backs complicates that competition.
Colts running back Vick Ballard was able to participate in Sunday's practice and said he's almost 100 percent recovered from his Achilles and knee injuries, reports The Herald Bulletin. Ballard played in one game in 2013 before suffering a season-ending knee injury and a torn Achilles cost him the 2014 season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@New York Giants||26||20.38|
|4||10/02||@San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|
|7||10/23||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||13.44|
|9||11/06||@San Francisco 49ers||32||22.88|
|12||11/27||Los Angeles Rams||23||18.50|
|14||12/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|16||12/24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|3 Year Avg||4||21||0||0||-2||0||2|