ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Ravens fear TE Dennis Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for the third time in four years.
According to Schefter, if their fears are confirmed, it may very well end his NFL career.
The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that veteran TE Dennis Pitta has re-injured his hip during OTAs and is undergoing further testing.
Statement from Ozzie Newsome: "In unfortunate news, Dennis Pitta re-injured his hip at today’s OTA session." pic.twitter.com/Ch7MteEjIi
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 2, 2017
This is terrible news for Pitta and the Ravens, who just lost CB Tavon Young to a torn ACL.
Pitta has dealt with multiple hip injuries, so here’s hoping this isn’t as bad as the other injuries he’s sustained.
Pitta, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2010. Pitta was in the fourth year of his five-year, $32.5 million contract that includes $16 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $5.5 million over the final two years of the contract when agreed to a pay cut back in March.
Pitta’s pay cut reduced his salary to $2.5 million pay cut for the next two seasons to remain with the Ravens.
In 2016, Pitta appeared in all 16 games for the Ravens and caught 86 passes for 729 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 47 tight end out of 63 qualifying players.