Patriots reportedly optimistic Rex Burkhead will return for playoffs

Ryan Hannable
December 19, 2017 - 9:33 am

The Patriots and Rex Burkhead got some good news on Tuesday.

After leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport Burkhead was diagnosed with just a knee sprain after his MRI on Monday. The team is optimistic he will be able to return for the playoffs.

It would seem likely he will miss the final two regular-season games, which means Mike Gillislee will be active after missing six straight games.

Burkhead has 264 yards on 64 carries along with 254 yards on 30 receptions this season. He has five rushing touchdowns and three receiving.