Published November 20, 2014
Ballard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Patriots.
Fellow tight end Travis Beckum went down with a torn ACL in his right knee in the second quarter.
Replays on TV showed Ballard trying to run and cut on the sideline, perhaps hoping to get back in the game, then collapsing and grabbing his knee. He had 38 catches for 604 yards and four touchdowns this past season.