On the same day that Philadelphia’s Jeremy Maclin likely tore his ACL, the Baltimore Ravens received devastating news for its passing game as well. Tight end Dennis Pitta suffered a dislocated hip during training camp on Saturday. While it is not yet known how much time, exactly, he will be missing, he will be unavailable for the team’s season opener against Denver, at the very least.
Ravens announced TE Dennis Pitta has a dislocated hip, will miss at least the Denver game. War of attrition on…
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2013
Pitta collided with safety James Ihedigbo as both competed for a Joe Flacco pass in the back of the end zone. After he sustained the injury, he laid prone for several minutes before being carted off the field, according to an ESPN.com report.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Pitta has really come into his own in his third year after being drafted in the fourth round out of Brigham Young. He tallied career highs in receptions (61), yards (669) and touchdowns (seven). He was being counted on to continue to make strides as a big-time target for Flacco, especially after the team traded Anquan Boldin to the 49ers.
*Update* 8:20 p.m.
Pitta’s dislocated hip has been deemed so severe that it may now keep him out for the entire year. Obviously, this is an extremely tough blow for the team and for the up-and-coming tight end.
Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is expected to be out for the year with a dislocated hip, per ESPN source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2013