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Rex Burkhead leaves Patriots' game against Texans with knee injury

Rex Burkhead leaves Patriots' game against Texans with knee
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November 22, 2020 | 3:11 PM

Rex Burkhead’s day is over.

The Patriots’ running back left Sunday’s game against the Texans at the beginning of the third quarter with a knee injury. The injury occurred when Burkhead received a halfback toss on third-and-1. Texans defensive backs Justin Reid and Bradley Roby tackled Burkhead a yard behind the line of scrimmage, resulting in Burkhead’s knee getting hurt.

Burkhead was taken to the blue injury tent on the Patriots’ sideline for evaluation before being carted to the locker room. When CBS came back from commercial break following the injury, they declined to show another replay.

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Burkhead had four carries for seven yards and two catches for five yards in Sunday’s game. Damien Harris and James White are the only Patriots’ running backs still in the game.

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For the season, Burkhead had 267 rushing yards, 187 receiving yards, and six total touchdowns entering Sunday’s game.

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