Rex Burkhead probably will remain among the walking wounded, instead of those staring down Giants.
The New England Patriots running back isn’t expected to play Thursday night in the NFL Week 6 game against the New York Giants, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Burkhead has rushed for 112 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown in four games this season. He’s also caught 14 passes for 117 yards.
The Patriots listed Burkhead as questionable Wednesday in their injury report due to a foot injury, and the nagging ailment likely will prevent him from playing for a second consecutive game. Should he sit out, he’ll join wide receiver Phillip Dorsett and perhaps other Patriots teammates among the players sidelined with injury.
Sony Michel is expected to shoulder an increased workload in Burkhead’s absence.
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