Rex Burkhead Avoids Serious Injury

Rex Burkhead was forced to leave the Patriots game vs. the Steelers after suffering an apparent leg injury. However, it appears that the running back did not tear his ACL and should not miss much time, a league source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

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The veteran reporter adds that Burkhead could “miss a little time”, but is not expected to be the type of injury that puts his potential postseason appearance in jeopardy. The former Bengal signed with New England this past offseason and has just gotten more involved in the offense as the season has worn on.

The 27-year-old has found the endzone in each of the past five games, seemingly becoming the team’s go-to red zone back. Even if the running back does miss a bit of game action, the Patriots are deep in the backfield as the likes of James White, Dion Lewis, Mike Gillislee and Brandon Bolden should be more than enough to hold down the fort.

The Patriots are now in the driver’s seat for homefield advantage in the AFC after beating the Steelers in Week 14. Bill Belichick‘s team finishes off the regular season with home games against the Bills and the Jets.

 

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14 comments on “Rex Burkhead Avoids Serious Injury

  1. madmanTX

    They didn’t beat the Steelers–it was that called back touchdown which the review people in NY botched.

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  2. ck420

    I thought once the ball crosses the goal line it’s a score. nfl is a joke!

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    • WFG1

      It is a TD when you are carrying the ball and it crosses the goal line but if you catch it then you must control it until the whistle blows

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    • Mack83
      Mack83

      Even still, replay looks like his knee was down before the ball crossed the line anyways.

      Either way, it’s over and done and according to the rule book it’s the right call.

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  3. ck420

    The league is ruined. Can’t believe they resigned goodell. FU*K the nfl. Never going to another game or buy a jersey. Cable tv is out too!

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    • jfahey16

      Your a joke!!! Because a rule was called correctly?? Or are u upset cuse the league just didn’t call the rule incorrectly so the pats would loose??

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  4. CursedRangers

    So many RB’s have gotten hurt this year. It’s a crazy sport.

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    • jfahey16

      It is crazy! Allot od players in general have gotten injured

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