Walton injured his shoulder and isn't expected to return to Thursday's preseason game against the Colts, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Walton totaled 17 yards and his first career touchdown over 10 carries before exiting the game. Given the competition he's in with Brian Hill and Tra Carson for the No. 3 role behind Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard, any extended absence for Walton could bury the rookie on the depth chart during the onset of the 2018 campaign.
Walton rushed for 13 yards on four carries during Thursdays 30-27 victory over Chicago.
Walton was far from the biggest or fastest back taken in April, but his production in a pro-style scheme helped lead him to a fourth-round selection. He didn't turn many heads on Thursday, never carrying the ball for more than four yards at a time. Meanwhile, starter Joe Mixon broke off a 24-yard reception for a score. With Mixon and veteran Giovani Bernard in the fold, don't expect too much from the rookie.
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