Vince Wilfork: “I’ll be back”

Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork told the Boston Herald that he’s recovering well from Achilles surgery and will be back next season.

“I’ll be back. There’s no question in my mind. That’s not even a question,” Wilfork said. “People can worry about it. But not me. I’ll be back.”

Wilfork has obviously not enjoyed being on the sidelines.

“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.”

He’s doing what he can to help his teammates.

“Whatever they see fit for what I can do, that’s what I try to do to help. If it’s me coming around to see the guys, or having the guys talk with me, or if it’s watching film with the guys, that’s what I’ll do,” he said. “I’m still part of (the team). Sometimes I feel like I’m not because I’m not out there with them, but I’ll stay a part of them. I want these guys to feel the same about me.”