The Arizona Cardinals may have the biggest injury of the week as we wait and see on the Kyler Murray shoulder issue.
RB Rex Burkhead: The most promising season of Burkhead’s career so far appears to have come to an end in Houston. He was tackled while trying to get to the corner on a 3rd-and-1 play in the third quarter, and remained on the ground after the play was whistled dead. Burkhead was helped off the field and immediately went to the blue pop-up tent on the sideline for further evaluation before leaving the game on a cart. Just a short time later, the Patriots ruled him out for the remainder of the game with an apparent ACL injury.
OT Isaiah Wynn: While New England’s starting left tackle was listed as questionable with an ankle injury heading into the weekend, he still played every offensive snap before going down on the team’s final offensive drive: Wynn got rolled up from behind and appeared to have hurt either his right knee or ankle in the process. The third-year man, who spent time on injured reserve in both of his first two seasons in the NFL, walked off the field slowly and did not return given the limited opportunities he had to do so.
Both injuries will be something to watch and we’ll likely know Burkhead’s status soon, but let’s wait and see on Wynn as that could be important.
Let’s hope for health for all involved.