Rex Burkhead

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Rex Burkhead Player Overview

Burkhead topped his previous high for touches by just 3 in his 1st Patriots season, but he did so in 6 fewer games than he played the year before. A rib injury cost him 4 weeks in the middle of 2017, and then a knee sprain claimed the final 2 regular-season games plus New England's 1st playoff contest. Burkhead had otherwise enjoyed a clean record -- on very limited touches -- since an August 2014 MCL sprain. He re-signed with the Patriots this offseason and will fight for touches in a perennially crowded backfield. Sony Michel figures to challenge the red-zone role that accounted for all 8 of Burkhead's TDs in 2017.


Chance of Injury in 2018: question mark 49.2%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 4.1%
Projected Games missed for 2018: question mark 1.0
Durability: question mark 4

Medium Risk


Rex Burkhead Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 17, 2017 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Burkhead didn't return until the AFC Championship game.
Sep 17, 2017 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Burkhead missed 4 games.
Aug 16, 2014 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Burkhead suffered the injury in Week 2 of the preseason. He made his regular season debut in Week 6.