After the game, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Burkhead did not tear his ACL, and while he could miss time, the injury is not considered major.
On Monday morning, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported the "Patriots believe [Burkhead] suffered a sprained knee, along with a bruise from a player landing on it. No torn ACL. The early hope is for a return for the playoffs."
Burkhead exited after carrying the ball four times for 12 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one pass for five yards.
He was injured on a two-yard run in the third quarter. Patriots trainers evaluated the 27-year-old in the medical tent on the sideline before ruling him out for the game.
On the bright side for New England, running back is one of the deepest positions on the roster.
Mike Gillislee ran for 355 yards and four touchdowns through his first eight games but hasn't played since the team's Week 8 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Gillislee is a natural replacement to split time with Dion Lewis and James White in the backfield.