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The Patriots came out of Atlanta with a win, but they may have lost one of their top players on defense.
Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles on the first drive of the game, according to Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe. Wilfork has never played less than 13 games in a season.
If Wilfork is done, he finished the season with nine tackles. The Patriots don’t have an obvious fill in at nose tackle. Joe Vellano and Chris Jones rotated with Tommy Kelly at defensive tackle with Wilfork out.
The Patriots have A.J. Francis and Marcus Forston on the practice squad, as well.
Wilfork is in his 10th NFL season. He entered the game listed on the injury report with a foot ailment.
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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."
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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 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...
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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...
Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles on Sunday night, but he’s already on the mend.
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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.
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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...
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As the Patriots travel to Atlanta to claim their 4th straight win, they lost their 5-time pro bowler DT Vince Wilfork early due to a torn Achilles...
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.
“It doesn’t look too good for Vince,” Belichick said during...