Burkhead Says Knee Injury Has Ended His Season

Patriots running back Rex Burkhead says the knee injury he suffered on Sunday will keep him sidelined the rest of this season.

In an Instagram post today, the former Husker wrote that he looks forward to “coming back better than ever in 2021.”

Burkhead was carted off the field in the third quarter of New England’s 27-20 loss at Houston following a knee-to-helmet collision with Texans cornerback Bradley Roby.  The Pats had reportedly feared he tore his ACL on the play.

Burkhead played at Nebraska from 2009 to 2013.