After a career year in 2016, hope was high for Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta to continue to build on the impressive 86 receptions for 729 yards and two touchdowns he recorded last season.
Well, it may never come to be, as Pitta suffered what is feared to be another dislocated hip – his third such injury in four years – and his career is reportedly in jeopardy.
Fear is Ravens TE Dennis Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for third time in four years. If so, NFL career likely would be over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 2, 2017
It’s a real downer when any non-contact injury occurs, but for it to happen in OTAs to a guy who has had bad luck with ailments in the past, it’s just heartbreaking.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome weighed in with some somber thoughts of his own on behalf of the organization.
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
If this really ends Pitta’s NFL career, the offense will have to see plenty of improvement out players like Breshad Perriman and Crockett Gilmore to pick up the slack.