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Patriots’ Vince Wilfork out for the season

Stalwart has torn Achilles’ tendon

The Patriots will play the rest of this season without stalwart defensive lineman and cocaptain Vince Wilfork — a league source said early Monday morning that Wilfork suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Falcons.

During a conference call around 11 a.m. Monday, coach Bill Belichick said he had no new information on Wilfork’s injury and that Wilfork was set to undergo more tests; however, by late afternoon, during his weekly appearance on WEEI, he acknowledged that the 10-year veteran had a significant injury.

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