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.