Falcons Twitter reacts to learning severity of Kyle Pitts’ knee injury

The NFL is a brutal business, especially when it comes to dealing with injuries. If a player gets hurt and misses time, fans will call them injury-prone. If they play through the pain and fail to produce, people will accuse them of losing a step or not trying hard enough.

We saw this with former Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who felt pressure to play early in the 2021 season after rushing back from a broken ankle. In 2023, tight end Kyle Pitts rushed back from a severe knee injury and wasn’t quite as effective.

Pitts’ health was a consistent debate all season, but few outside of the organization knew the extent of his injury. On Wednesday, Pitts posted about playing all 17 games after undergoing PCL/MCL surgery. The PCL injury was not previously reported.

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Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire