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Patriots Notebook

Vince Wilfork’s surgery confirmed — by the Wilforks

Thumbs up after Achilles’ repaired

Leave it to the wife of a Patriots player to break some injury news, which the team usually guards more vigorously than the palace jewels. Bianca Wilfork posted a message on her Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that included a picture of her husband, Vince, the Patriots’ veteran defensive tackle who left Sunday’s game early in the first quarter with an Achilles’ tendon tear.

The Twitter picture showed Wilfork sitting in a hospital chair and giving a thumbs up, right foot in a cast.

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