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 2020: question mark 54.1%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 4.7%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.5
Durability: question mark 3

Medium Risk


Rex Burkhead Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 23, 2018 NFL Cervical Neck Burkhead spent 8 games on IR with a neck injury but returned in Week 13.
Aug 8, 2018 NFL Knee Tear Burkhead missed time in training camp with what was reported as a "slight tear" in his knee.
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.