Despite earning a quality 30-23 road win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday night, the New England Patriots were dealt a huge blow when they lost pro bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfolk for the rest of the season to a torn Achilles.
Wilfolk is obviously upset about the injury but, as usual, is handling it with class. This time, he shared his thoughts through his twitter account.
I just want to thank everyone for your support and encouragement. Bianca is making sure I see all of the comments I wish I could respond to everyone. But please know your words are heard. One thing I know is I signed up to play football I don’t regret anything that has happened and there is no need to feel sorry about it. I’ve been blessed to only have had one surgery prior to today and that was in highschool… I know what signing up to play football means and I know the rewards and risks. This is my job and I will switch positions for now and play the role of patient but that is only temporary. I have so much confidence in our team and know that they will do great and I will be right besides them maybe not in uniform but in all other ways.
Wilfork’s Patriots will be in action Sunday when they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals