Originally Posted by The Batman
....and passes out due to the kryptonite, falls to earth so hard he causes a crater, and ends up in a coma.
you make it sound like it was no big thing. there were clear consequences of him lifting a kryptonite laden NK.
Not to mention the obvious strain he was under while lifting it, it's not often you see Superman sweating.
In fairness, he had flown up above the clouds and basked in pure solar radiation for a short while to energise himself before lifting it.