The Atlanta Falcons already lost one starter in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, and it appears they’ve lost another after tight end Kyle Pitts suffered a knee injury in the third quarter.
Pitts hauled in an 18-yard reception but went down awkwardly and was slow to get up. The Falcons have ruled Pitts questionable to return with a knee injury, per team reporter Tori McElhaney.
Kyle Pitts has a knee injury and is questionable to return.
— Tori McElhaney (@tori_mcelhaney) November 20, 2022
The Falcons have already ruled out defensive lineman Ta’Quon Graham with a knee injury, and it sounds like they may have to get by without Pitts for the remainder of Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
UPDATE: Per NFL insider Jordan Schultz, it’s not believed Pitts tore any knee ligaments.
Early indications are that Kyle Pitts did NOT tear any ligaments in his knee, sources tell @theScore.
An MRI in the morning will confirm, but the #Falcons remain optimistic about their star TE.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) November 20, 2022