The Indianapolis Colts will need to find another source of production from their rushing offense after word came down that they’ll be without their primary options in Vick Ballard, as the team placed him on the season-ending inured reserve list after he suffered a “freak” knee injury during practice on Thursday. Ballard led all Colts running backs with 966 yards from scrimmage as a rookie last year, rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries in the season opener.
Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton did say it would be ideal to split carries 50-50 between he and the recently signed Ahmad Bradshaw. With no Baalllard, that means the oft-injured Bradshaw and first-round bust Donald Brown will be left to produce enough offense to help take some of the offensive workload off of Andrew Luck’s shoulders.
But there may be help on the way in the form of 7th-round draft pick Kerwynn Williams. The Utah State product was an under-the-radar star for the Aggies as he finished seventh in school history with 2,515 rushing yards on 382 carries. His senior season saw him start all 13 games and finish 13th in the nation in rushing, averaging 116.3 yards per game. He also caught 45 passes for 697 receiving yards.