Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - New England Patriots defensive tackle
Vince Wilfork reportedly suffered a torn right Achilles' tendon during
Sunday night's game against Atlanta.
Wilfork limped off the field in the first quarter of New England's 30-23
victory and was later seen with his foot in a walking boot.
The Boston Globe, citing a league source, reported the severity of the injury
Monday morning and said Wilfork would likely miss the remainder of the season.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't offer much of an update on Wilfork's
status during a Monday morning teleconference.
"I don't really have a lot of new information on (Wilfork's injury)," said
Belichick. "We'll have to see how things turn out here. He's an outstanding
player. He gives us great leadership, is a strong contributor on and off the
field. We'll have to see how things come together for him.
"Obviously, if he's not there, everyone will have to pull a little more weight
on their end."
Wilfork has spent his entire 10-year career with the Patriots, who selected
the Miami-Florida product in the first round of the 2004 draft. He has nine
tackles in four games this season.
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