Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta suffered a dislocated hip at practice today and has already been ruled out for the regular-season opener.
The Ravens announced after Pitta was carted off the field that the injury is serious enough that they can already say Pitta won’t be able to play when the defending Super Bowl champions have their Thursday night opener at Denver. That means it’s at least a six-week injury.
Pitta was a very important part of the Ravens’ offense last year and was expected to be an even more important part of the Ravens’ offense this year, with the departure of leading receiver Anquan Boldin. Pitta is one of quarterback Joe Flacco’s favorite targets, especially in the red zone, and he caught seven touchdown passes in the regular season last year and followed that up with three touchdowns in the postseason.
Pitta was hurt in a collision with safety James Ihedigbo when they both jumped for a ball in the back of the end zone.