As you were sleeping, the Boston Globe reported that New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in Sunday's 30-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, and he will miss the remainder of the season.
Wilfork suffered the injury in the first quarter of the game — on the first series — and was taken out with what was thought to be an ankle injury. He was later carted into the locker-room where he would undergo a series of tests that eventually confirmed the torn Achilles.
A team captain and potential Pro Bowler, the loss of Wilfork is a major blow to the Patriots' defense, especially when you consider how thin they already are at defensive tackle.
Already tied for the league lead (with the New York Giants) in player workouts, you can expect a slew of defensive tackles to be brought in for evaluation and physicals this week.
Wilfork will almost certainly be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR).
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