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New England Patriots NT Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon in New England’s 30-23 win over Atlanta on Sunday, according to The Boston Globe.
league source: Vince Wilfork has torn Achilles – almost certainly ends his season
— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) September 30, 2013
If the news is true, it means that Wilfork’s season is over, as typically Achilles injuries take six to nine months to recover from, according to Dr. Robert Anderson, an NFL foot and ankle specialist.
The Patriots will have a huge hole in their defense.
Wilfork went down in the first quarter of Sunday night’s win, he appeared to step on another player’s foot, and he immediately had to come out of the game. He was taken to the Patriots locker room on a cart and ended up leaving the Georgia Dome with a protective boot on his right foot.
Wilfork has missed just six games in 10 NFL seasons, and none since 2009. Joe Vellano and Chris Jones are next up on the depth chart, but the Pats will likely be in the market for help.
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— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) October...
Vince Wilfork had surgery on his torn Achilles tendon on Tuesday, in order to start a healing process which should effectively end his season.
Vince's wife Bianca tweeted this picture of Vince soon after his surgery.
Along with the caption: "Thanking God for a successful surgery."
Hopefully, there is only good news to report on this from here...
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Vince Wilfork won’t be suiting up for the Patriots anytime soon but the big fella sure knows how to make an impact, even while recovering from surgery.
Wilfork, who underwent successful surgery earlier in the day, posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, thanking fans for their well-wishes and sending encouragement to his teammates.
Check it out below in a message he...
Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles on Sunday night, but he’s already on the mend.
Wilfork underwent surgery to repair the ruptured ligament on Tuesday, and the procedure was a success.
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When New England Patriots defensive lineman went down with an apparent injury during Sunday night's game against the Falcons the general perception in Atlanta by the fans was that he was faking it; trying to throw the Falcons offense out of rhythm.
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league source: Vince Wilfork has torn Achilles - almost certainly ends his season
— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) September 30, 2013
Not good. He’s likely out for the season.
Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achilles tendon, which means that the Patriots will most likely be without Big Vince's services for the rest of the season.
The news was confirmed by ESPN:
New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achilles tendon and almost certainly is out for the season, a league source confirmed Monday morning.
Vince Wilfork had a successful surgery on his Achilles tendon today and his wife Bianca had tweeted a picture of Big Vince giving a thumbs up signal to show that he's doing alright.
Vince himself took the time to compose a note to everyone who sent him words of encouragement. He posted it as a tweet on his twitter page, along with the message, "Just trying to get...
It didn’t look good when Vince Wilfork went down on the opening drive of the Patriots’ Sunday night win in Atlanta and was carted off the field shortly thereafter. Already, the worst suspicions are confirmed: Wilfork is almost certainly done for the season with a torn Achilles.As New England’s best defender, Wilfork’s loss should cost the team dearly, even if the Patriots...
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Vince Wilfork is on the road to recovery after undergoing succesful surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon Tuesday, but the rest of this season looks pretty bleak for the nose tackle. Head coach Bill Belichick said Wilfork is “probably unlikely” to play again this year, and the Pats will miss the big body on the field and in the locker room.
After being drafted in the...
BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots always preach the "next man up" mantra, but in the case of Vince Wilfork's absence, that's a tough one to sell.Wilfork, the anchor of the Patriots' defense and one of the most consistent defensive tackles of the past decade, tore his Achilles Sunday night and is likely done for the season, according to Shalise Manza...
The New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achillies tendon and is likely out for the remainder of the season. The injury was reported earlier by the Boston Globe as well as ESPN.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed Monday afternoon the Wilfork will most likely be done for the season.
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