Falcons Tight End Placed On Injured Reserve

The Atlanta Falcons left Week 11 with a big win over the Chicago Bears, keeping pace with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South for now, but that win didn't come without cost, as their young star tight end Kyle Pitts suffered a torn MCL which the team found out today requires surgery, leaving them to declare he would be out indefinitely. 

Hours after finding out, the team have now officially placed him on Injured Reserve, meaning that he will miss at least the teams next four games, with a very good chance that his second season in the NFL is over, after a somewhat disappointing performance through 11 weeks.

After year one saw flashes of his brilliance, many expected Pitts to put his name up alongside Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews and George Kittle in 2022, but unfortunately, he hasn't been able to consistently put performances together. If his year is indeed over, it will be a massive blow to the Falcons race for the division crown, so Falcons fans will be holding their breath, hoping that after four games, Pitts could potentially make a return. 

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