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Rex Burkhead suffers knee injury in Week 11, Patriots fear it’s a torn ACL

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead is headed to the blue medical tent.

Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Post-game update: The Patriots fear Burkhead tore his ACL, but will confirm via MRI, according to Jeff Howe.

UPDATE: The Patriots quickly ruled Burkhead out with a knee injury.

UPDATE: The team has taken Burkhead to the locker room on a cart.

The New England Patriots are in a tough contest with the Houston Texans, and they might need to mount a comeback without running back Rex Burkhead. The veteran back suffered an injury in the third quarter of Week 12 and went to the team’s medical tent. He could barely put pressure on his right leg, per Mark Daniels.

The injury came on a run to the left end that saw him lose one yard. He has four carries for seven yards two receptions on three targets for five yards.