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Dennis Pitta broke his hand at Ravens practice

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The good part about training camp is the return of football, obviously.

The bad part is the list of injuries that inevitably starts to pile up when professional athletes resume their task. Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta added an entry to that list on Monday. Coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Pitta broke his hand and may require surgery, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.

Harbaugh said that the team expects to have Pitta back in time for Week One of the regular season, although there will probably be some adjustment to that timeline once doctors get a fuller idea of the extent of the damage. The loss would be a significant one for the Ravens offense as Pitta took on a big role toward the end of last season.

After catching 27 passes in the first 11 weeks of the season, Pitta had 13 catches and two touchdowns in the final five games. He added seven more catches and another touchdown in the postseason. Ed Dickson, who had 54 catches last year, will take on a bigger role while Pitta is out, but the Ravens might be waiting a while for one of their reliable targets to get back up to speed.

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5 Responses to “Dennis Pitta broke his hand at Ravens practice”
  1. ninertownusa says: Jul 30, 2012 6:09 PM

    Someone tell Jim to stay out of his brother John’s business.

  2. tkesteve says: Jul 30, 2012 6:18 PM

    We have John, not Jim.
    Also, not going to lie this is a hit for us. Dickson is capable but Pitta has the better hands and has the chemistry with Flacco. Hopefully he will be ready to go when it matters with minimal rust.

  3. Stiller43 says: Jul 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    After catching 27 passes in the first 11 weeks of the season, Pitta had 13 catches and two touchdowns in the final five games.

    So he went from catching ~2.5 balls a game to catching …~2.6 balls a game? Why break it down like that when theres basically no difference?

  4. rockthered1286 says: Jul 30, 2012 8:06 PM

    Good thing Cam never used 2 TE sets last year or else this would be HUGE. which inevitably means this year he will with Davon Drew lined up opposite Dickson. Love you Cam….

  5. steelersownyou says: Jul 30, 2012 8:38 PM

    Steelers were gonna win the afc north anyways but man you ratbirds make this like candy from a baby! What a sorry organization with no heart!

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