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HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 22: Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots looks on from the sidelines following an injury in the third quarter during their game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

UPDATE: Rex Burkhead confirmed that he’s done for the season in a tweet on Tuesday.


The Patriots’ offense suffered a pair of key blows in Sunday’s loss to the Texans, with running back Rex Burkhead and left tackle Isaiah Wynn both leaving the game early. In his Monday afternoon press conference, Bill Belichick gave a status update on both players.

Burkhead left the game in the third quarter after taking a hit to his right knee. He was carted off and almost immediately ruled out by the Patriots. After the game, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported the team fears the 30-year-old back has torn his ACL.

Belichick did not confirm that report Monday, but did say Burkhead stayed behind in Houston and did not return home with the team. He added Burkhead is expected to return on Monday and will have more tests once he’s back.

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Wynn was rolled up on late in the Patriots’ penultimate drive of the game. He didn’t return, but missed just four snaps.

According to Belichick, Wynn is undergoing tests Monday afternoon. The 24-year-old has a history of lower-body injuries, including a torn Achilles that cost him his rookie season in 2018.

Pending further updates from the team, the picture on both players will be clearer on Wednesday, when the first injury report of the week is released.

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