It’s reasonable to worry about an extremely large, 32-year-old man coming back from a torn Achilles.
But the owner of the new Achilles in question, Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork, said there’s no reason to be concerned.
“I’ll be back. There’s no question in my mind. That’s not even a question,” Wilfork said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “People can worry about it. But not me. I’ll be back.”
Wilfork hadn’t talked to reporters since his Week Four injury, but said his recovery was progressing well, and he expected to be out of a walking boot in a week.
“It’s always frustrating. The only thing I do, the only thing I know how to do is play football. And I can’t do it right now,” he said. “But things happen for a reason. The only thing I can do is prepare each day and try and get better with the rehab, and that’s what I’ve been doing. Take it day by day and hopefully, I’ll get healthy soon.”
The Patriots will need it, as having the middle blown out of their defense has been an issue since Wilfork and Jerod Mayo were lost for the season.