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Report: Vince Wilfork has torn Achilles, likely out for season

09.30.13 at 2:27 am ET
Vince Wilfork reportedly leaves with a torn right Achilles Sunday night. (AP)

Vince Wilfork leaves with what was reported to be a torn right Achilles Sunday night. (AP)

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles on Sunday night that will almost certainly end his season, according to Shalise Manza-Young of The Boston Globe.

Wilfork suffered the injury early in the first quarter of Sunday night’s 30-23 win over the Falcons in Atlanta when he appeared to step on another player’s foot, and left the game. He was spotted in a walking boot and in street clothes in the second half.

The 31-year-old Wilfork has been the defensive centerpiece for the Patriots for the last several seasons. The 6-foot-2, 325-pounder is a five-time Pro Bowler and former All-Pro.

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