Updating the previous report on Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, who was carted off the practice field on Saturday, the official team website is now reporting via Twitter that Pitta suffered a dislocated hip and that he will at the very least miss the season opening game against the Denver Broncos.
TE Dennis Pitta has a dislocated hip. Will miss at least the Denver game.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 27, 2013
This is indeed a big blow for the Ravens, but it doesn\’t appear as though that the injury will end his season. It was reported earlier that Pitta had a towel over his head when he was carted off and that is usually a sign that a player believes he is done for the season.
The Ravens still have tight end Ed Dickson to help carry the load, but behind him there isn\’t much depth. The Ravens like to use personnel packages that include two tight ends quite a bit, so this might somewhat alter what they like to do offensively until Pitta is able to return.
UPDATE OFTHE UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting that Pitta is done for the season. That\’s a huge blow for the Ravens.