Falcons Tight End Out Indefinitely With MCL Tear

The Atlanta Falcons came up with a big win over the Chicago Bears in Week 11, getting their record back to 5-6 on the season, just one game behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South, but today, they received some devastating news on one of their best offensive weapons, as Kyle Pitts has an MCL tear, which will keep him out indefinitely, with a chance that he misses the remainder of the 2022 NFL season. 

Pitts was in the midst of a solid second season at the NFL level, but hasn't broken out the way many expected, and with Cordarrelle Patterson and this running back group getting the job done, it's safe to say that the young second year tight end hasn't lived up to expectations. He has hauled in 28 catches for 356 yards and 2 Touchdowns, so he has been solid, but after being drafted No. 4 overall a season ago, there were lofty expectations placed on him, making this injury an even more disappointing one.

If the injury is a bad one that requires surgery like many expect, it could mean the remainder of the season is done for Pitts, but right now, he is out indefinitely, meaning the Falcons lose one of their key weapons as they look to keep pace with Tampa Bay in the NFC South. 

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