Wife: Vince Wilfork Achilles' tendon surgery successful

Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:41 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork had his torn right Achilles' tendon successfully repaired in a procedure Tuesday, his wife said.

While the Patriots have yet to publicly disclose the nature of the injury, Wilfork's wife, Bianca, wrote on Twitter the lineman had undergone the surgery with a positive result.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection was injured in Sunday's 30-23 Patriots victory at Atlanta.

New England Coach Bill Belichick would only confirm Wilfork would be out for an extended period.

The Patriots will likely add him to the injured reserve list after he had recorded nine tackles through the season's first four games.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall