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Falcons Get Devastating Kyle Pitts Injury News After Week 11

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Atlanta Falcons have received some terrible injury news on tight end Kyle Pitts after their Week 11 game.
The Atlanta Falcons have received some terrible injury news on tight end Kyle Pitts after their Week 11 game. / (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Though the Atlanta Falcons got the win on Sunday, it came with a huge loss. Stud tight end Kyle Pitts was forced to leave the game early in the third quarter after suffering an apparent knee injury, immediately prompting concerns about his health.

The latest update on Pitts is devastating news for Atlanta.

The Falcons' second-year TE suffered a torn MCL on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Pitts will get a second opinion, but this puts his 2022 season in serious jeopardy.

This certainly isn't what Atlanta wanted to hear. Though Pitts' involvement has taken a step back since his explosive rookie year, the unicorn talent's presence alone is huge for this offense. Taking a pass-catcher like that off of the field will allow defenses to pay extra attention to Drake London and force the Falcons' other options to beat them.

Pitts has shown flashes of his elite potential, but his production has clearly been limited by his quarterback play in 2022. The former fourth-overall selection has recorded 28 receptions, 356 yards and 2 touchdowns this year.

The likes of Parker Hesse and and MyCole Pruitt will now be asked to step up in Pitts' absence.

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