Dennis Pitta Carted Off Field During Saturday's Practice

Patrick Smith

The fourth-year tight end collided with safety James Ihedigbo and needed assistance.

Tight end Dennis Pitta sustained an injury that forced him to be carted off the field during Saturday's practice.

During a team drill, Pitta collided with safety James Ihedigbo, which resulted in the two players falling to the ground. Though Ihedigbo shook it off, Pitta stayed down and needed to be carted off the practice field.

The injury and severity is unknown at this time.

If it's anything major, this would be a serious blow to the Ravens' offense. Pitta is one of quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite targets on offense and accounted for 669 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012. Pitta is expected to see an extended role in 2013 with Anquan Boldin now in San Francisco.

Pitta is no stranger to training camp injuries. A season ago, Pitta broke his hand early in training camp and missed the remainder of the preseason. He was available for the season-opener.

If Pitta is out for extended time, Ed Dickson will assume the role of the top tight end on offense.

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