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Vince Wilfork Injury Update: Ankle Sprain?

UPDATE, 9/28/09: According to the Boston Herald, Vince Wilfork was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and the injury is “not expected to be long-term.” It sure looks like the Patriots dodged a bullet here, but it will be interesting to see when Wilfork will be available to play again.

Vince Wilfork left the field late in the second quarter after joining in to tackle Falcons running back Michael Turner. He appeared to have an ankle injury, and was helped off the field. His return was listed as questionable, but he did not return. Wilfork was not even spotted on the sideline in the third quarter, so the injury could be more serious than it originally looked.

Without Wilfork, the Pats managed to patch up the rush defense in a 26-10 win. They held Michael Turner to just 57 yards on 15 carries, but the Patriots can’t afford to keep losing players on an already depleted defensive unit.

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2 comments for “Vince Wilfork Injury Update: Ankle Sprain?”

  1. This is could be the beginning of the end. I think Vince Wilfolk has been the most dominant (best) player on the pats the last since Brady went down last year.

    Posted by Eric Larson | September 28, 2009, 12:15 am
  2. […] Post a comment Vince Wilfork left a large void to fill in the middle of the Patriots defense, when he went down in the first half of the team’s 26-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons […]

    Posted by Pryor Takes Full Advantage of Wilfork Injury | Sports of Boston | September 29, 2009, 6:31 am

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