Kyle Pitts Undergoes Season-Ending Knee Surgery
NFL Week 13 - Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has undergone surgery to repair a torn MCL and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season, according to a report from ESPN's Michael Rothstein.
Pitts broke the news of the surgery via his own social media just over a week after going down with a knee injury against the Chicago Bears. Pitts' decision to undergo surgery will end his season, but ensure he has little to no restriction heading into 2023 offseason workouts.
Pitts was second among Falcons receivers in total targets but failed to make the same impact he did as a rookie. Pitts' -9 receiving DYAR is 30th among 38 qualified tight ends, a far cry from his ninth-best finish in 2021.
The Falcons will look to a combination of Parker Hesse and MyCole Pruitt to replace Pitts. While Hesse has more offensive snaps played this season than Pitts himself, Pruitt has received an outsized production in recent weeks. Since Week 9, Pruitt has more targets than Hess and has even found the end zone in Atlanta's Week 12 game against the Washington Commanders.