Pitta hurts hip in Ravens OTA session

Pitta hurts hip in Ravens OTA session
Posted at 3:25 PM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 16:39:26-04

Ravens veteran tight end Dennis Pitta hurt his hip Friday as the team wrapped up its second week of Organized Team Activity sessions.

The workout was closed to the media.  The team reports Pitta stretched to make a catch and fell to the turf. He then tried to get up but couldn't put weight on his leg.

The Ravens announced Pitta's injury with the following statement by team General Manager and Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome: 

“In unfortunate news, Dennis Pitta re-injured his hip at today’s OTA session and is undergoing tests to determine the severity. This is incredibly disappointing, obviously for Dennis, and for the Ravens. 


“A year ago, he led our team with a career-high 86 receptions, the most ever by a Ravens’ tight end, and was named a second alternate to the Pro Bowl. 


“Dennis is one of the great Ravens, and he has done everything he can to make our team better.”

Pitta has battled hip injuries for the past few years.  He fractured and dislocated his hip in July of 2013, then again in September of 2014 against the Cleveland Browns.  He missed the entire 2015 season recovering from hip surgery.

He played in all 16 games in 2016, making 86 catches (NFL high for tight ends) for 729 yards (career-high) and two touchdowns.


He is entering his eighth NFL season.  The Ravens have five other tight ends on their roster.


On Thursday the Ravens lost cornerback Tavon Young to a torn ACL.


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