BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) -- 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.