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Vick Ballard Injured, Carted off in Practice

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Colts running back Vick Ballard was injured in today's practice and, after limping off the field, was then carted off to the locker room. He will undergo an MRI for a "lower leg" injury.

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Today wasn't a great day for the Colts in terms of injuries.  Stanley Havili (PUP), Vontae Davis, LaRon Landry, Trent Richardson, and Jack Mewhort all didn't practice, but it was what happened during practice that was the most concerning.

Running back Vick Ballard, coming off of a torn ACL a year ago, was running a simple route early in practice while everyone was doing position drills.  He limped off the field to the sidelines, where the team's trainers then looked at what appeared to be his ankle while Ballard was sitting on a gatorade cooler.  He then got into a golf cart and was taken to the locker room.  It was impossible to notice how Ballard had his head hung and even at one point his head in his hands as the cart drove off.  After practice, the word was that Ballard will undergo an MRI on his left leg for a "lower leg" injury.

The impression that gives is that it's not a knee or something like that, which was a concern right away due to Ballard's recently reconstructed knee.  First, however, this is the other leg, and secondly, the "lower leg" suggests it's not a knee - and, since it initially looked like ankle, that might very well be it.  But the bottom line is that we just don't have many details at all right now other than what I've already said.  We'll keep you posted on the latest.

Furthermore, Vontae Davis (groin injury) and LaRon Landry ("soft tissue" injury) were both held out of practice today for precautionary reasons, as Chuck Pagano said they would be.  Jack Mewhort and Trent Richardson also weren't practicing.  Richardson spent some time in practice getting looked at by trainers, and Mewhort had a compression sleeve on his left leg.  They were both held out for precautionary reasons as well.