Burkhead topped his previous high for touches by just 3 in his 1st Patriots season, but he did so in 6 fewer games than he played the year before. A rib injury cost him 4 weeks in the middle of 2017, and then a knee sprain claimed the final 2 regular-season games plus New England's 1st playoff contest. Burkhead had otherwise enjoyed a clean record -- on very limited touches -- since an August 2014 MCL sprain. He re-signed with the Patriots this offseason and will fight for touches in a perennially crowded backfield. Sony Michel figures to challenge the red-zone role that accounted for all 8 of Burkhead's TDs in 2017.
|Projected Missed||Probability of injury per game ?||Probablity of injury in the season ?|
|Aug 8, 2018||Knee Tear||Burkhead missed time in training camp with what was reported as a "slight tear" in his knee.|
|Dec 17, 2017||Knee Patella Sprain||Burkhead didn't return until the AFC Championship game.|
|Sep 17, 2017||Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified||Burkhead missed 4 games.|
|Aug 16, 2014||Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2||Burkhead suffered the injury in Week 2 of the preseason. He made his regular season debut in Week 6.|