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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 on out. The Patriots suffered a gigantic blow to their defensive schemes with the loss of Vince. His presence in the middle not only ate up holes in the run game but he also occupied linemen in the passing game as well. The perennial Pro Bowler leaves an impact that cannot be replaced by any one person. It will be up to Chris Jones and undrafted rookie Joe Vellano to fill the void left by Wilfork, and it will take some creative coaching from Belichick to modify his schemes accordingly.
We wish Vince the best and for a speedy recovery!
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Vince Wilfork helped his rookie backups as they tried to learn the New England Patriots' complex defense.
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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.
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.
We now know they were wrong.
The big man was not faking it all. In fact, he ended up blowing out his right Achilles tendon...
I’ve been letting it sink in all morning that Vince Wilfork is likely done for the season...
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.
The Patriots are in a dire situation on the interior of their defensive line without their five-time Pro Bowler and captain, but they will have to make due without him. It won’t be an easy...
The New England Patriots were already racking up significant injuries this season, as the team has been without starting tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola. Now the defense has taken a hit as defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been lost for the season after suffering an Achilles injury.In a recent statement (via Pro Football Talk), Wilfork said that he understands...
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.
Shalise Manza Young first reported that Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has a torn Achilles tendon and is almost certainly out for the season.
Wilfork went down with what appeared to be an ankle injury in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Falcons. He managed to limp off the field, but was later taken to the locker room on a cart.
This is major loss to the Patriots...
Vince WIlfork reportedly tore his Achilles on Sunday and will likely miss rest of season
The New England Patriots held on to beat the Atlanta Falcons Sunday night to get to be 4-0 on the season. However, the Patriots suffered significant injuries to multiple players that will affect how the rest of the season plays out.All Pro nose tackle Vince Wilfork left the game in the first series last night with an apparent foot injury. I noticed Wilfork could not stand on...
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It’s impossible for one player to take the place of the 325-pound behemoth (as listed) in the middle of New England’s defense. There’s no player like him in the league. That’s why the Patriots took a rotational approach once the defensive captain came out of...
If the glum nature of some Patriots fans Monday morning despite a 30-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons the night before didn’t tip people off that New England is going to miss Vince Wilfork, Tom Brady took care of it Monday evening.
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The Boston Globe reported Monday morning that New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles‘ tendon Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Bill Belichik didn’t have much information Monday on the injury. From the team’s website: Q: What is
Week 4 is in the books, which means it’s time to look back at the week and make sense of all the big injury news from the weekend’s slate of games. Since it’s only Tuesday, all information is speculative and based on available information, so things can change between now and the weekend. Keep an eye on news as it leaks out throughout the week and follow me on Twitter for breaking...