Patriots: Vince Wilfork Writes Heartfelt Letter in Wake of Achilles Surgery

Jake Silver@@jakeofsilverSocial Media StaffOctober 2, 2013

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork recently underwent season-ending surgery to fix a torn Achilles. On Tuesday he tweeted out a message to his fans and supporters.

Here's a copy of the text: 

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 and 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 the 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 was.. Thanks again