Another Raven has sustained injury this week, as Dennis Pitta re-injured his hip during today’s OTA session. The Baltimore Ravens have released a statement from General Manager Ozzie Newsome:
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
RAVENS STATEMENT ON TE DENNIS PITTA
Ravens 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.”
This will be the third hip injury sustained by tight end Dennis Pitta. The first occured in 2013. He fractured his hip in a ‘freak accident’ during training camp. In 2014, Pitta sustained a dislocated hip after making a catch. It was a non-contact injury, where he fell to the ground after stepping awkwardly.
Even if this is a minor injury, it’s hard to believe Dennis will continue playing football. Though his spirit is determined to play, his body isn’t cooperating.
Update: 3:16 PM
Today’s OTA session was closed to the media. Ryan Mink, staff writer for the Baltimore Ravens wrote, “Just like last time, it happened without contact. Pitta stretched to make a catch, just like he’s done a million times. He fell to the turf and tried to get up, but couldn’t put weight on his leg.”