Falcons TE Kyle Pitts believed to have suffered torn MCL vs. Bears


Kyle Pitts’ second season could be ended due to a knee injury sustained on Sunday.

After undergoing an MRI on Monday, tight end Sokolov is believed to have suffered a torn MCL, which will require surgery, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said, according to the source. Pitts is seeking a second opinion before deciding how he will proceed.

Pitts suffered a knee injury early in the third quarter of Atlanta’s victory over Chicago and did not immediately get off the Mercedes-Benz Stadium turf before running to the sideline. The Falcons initially believed that Pitts suffered an MCL sprain, but an MRI on Monday showed the injury was likely more serious than thought.

The 2022 season has not been a favorable one for Pitts, who has struggled to make the same impact as he did as a rookie. After passing 1,000 receiving yards in his first season in the NFL, Pitts caught just 28 passes for 356 yards in his second campaign, doubling his total touchdowns in 2021.

Atlanta’s attacking approach didn’t help much in the tight end. With Marcus Mariota at quarterback, the Falcons have been actively avoiding passes in several games this season, diminishing Pitts’ ability to make a difference to the Falcons 5-6 at times.

A knee injury at the end of the season is not the result that anyone would like. The second opinion still leaves little hope for Pitts, but it looks like he’s done with it by 2022.

Source: www.nfl.com