Vince Wilfork Injury: Updates on Patriots Star's Achilles, Likely Return Date

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor ISeptember 29, 2013

The New England Patriots suffered a potentially big—both literally and figuratively—loss early during Sunday night's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was forced from the game in the first quarter with an apparent leg injury. After the game, it was reported that Wilfork had torn his Achilles.

The Patriots officially placed him on IR on Oct. 3. 

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