It remains unclear who will start at running back for the
General manager Ryan Grigson is in no rush to provide the answer.
“At any point in time you'll know how we do things with the Colts, it's the best players play,” he told the website. “Iron sharp as iron. We're going to try to have the most competition at each position group and whoever wins that spot is going to be the starter and it's who is going to get us to that next level, which is Super Bowl XLIX and that's the mindset. You're either all in or all out."
Ballard was excited after the season opener, during which he helped his team to a victory over the Raiders by rushing for 63 yards on 12 carries. He was coming off a 2012 season in which he served as the featured back and performed well.
Four days later, his season was over. Ballard blew out his knee in practice the week after that game and was done.
"It was like my world got turned upside down," he told the team website. "At one moment I was on top of the world, then, boom. It was definitely a blow."
Ballard had emerged as the prime focus of the team's ground game. He rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries in the Week 1 defeat of Oakland while
The loss of Ballard should elevate Bradshaw into the featured back spot. The injury stunts the progress of Ballard, who rushed for 814 yards and two touchdowns in 2012.
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