Rex Burkhead was an integral member of the New England Patriots’ running back group during the 2020 season, but it was cut short due to injury: in Week 11 against the Houston Texans, the veteran runner remained on the ground after a short carry and eventually had to be carted off the field with what appeared to be a major injury.
Burkhead eventually was diagnosed with a torn ACL, and had to undergo surgery shortly thereafter. Since then, the 30-year-old has been in the process of rehabbing — and just this week shared an encouraging update: he posted a short video on social media that showed him in the middle of a workout.
His ability to come back from his knee injury will be a major factor for Burkhead this spring. After all, he is headed towards free agency and is in need of a new contract either by the Patriots, with whom he spent the last four years, or another club.