Patriots' Wilfork undergoes surgery


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BOSTON ( -- Vince Wilfork had a successful surgery Tuesday, according to a tweet from his wife.

Bianca Wilfork took to the social media site Tuesday afternoon to update fans on her husband's condition.

"Thanking God for a successful surgery," said Mrs. Wilfork along with a picture of her husband in a cast.

The Boston Globe first reported the New England Patriots' star defensive tackle tore is right Achilles tendon in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Wilfork was pursuing a play when he planted his right foot and dropped to the ground.

Wilfork's injury is expected to be season-ending.