Ravens fear Dennis Pitta’s latest hip injury may be career-ending

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Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has a history of serious hip injuries, and the latest injury could be the worst.

The Ravens released an ominous statement about Pitta injuring his hip again this week, and there have now been reports from both ESPN and NFL Media suggesting that the team fears the injury could be career-ending.

Pitta played in just four games in 2013, three in 2014 and zero in 2015 because of two serious hip injuries. But last year he came back, played in all 16 games and caught 86 passes for 729 yards.

Now Pitta, who will turn 32 this month, may have played his last game.

26 responses to “Ravens fear Dennis Pitta’s latest hip injury may be career-ending

  1. Mr. Glass-hips is finished. Not everyone’s body can stand up to the rigors of NFL football. Sad, but moving on to the next man up.

  2. Ben Watson. Crockett Gilmore. Nick Boyle. Darren Waller. Maxx Williams.

    Time for someone to step up & become Flacco’s new favorite TE target.

  3. It’s starting already. We haven’t even started training camp and we have lost 2 starters for the year. Is it bad luck or something that they are doing or not doing? Oh well, it’s good for Ben Watson, if he can stay on the field.

  4. Gosh this is sad news. As a Pats fan, I saw Pitta as a formidable opponent, one for whom the Pats had to focus part of their game plan. Ravens games were always a battle, in part due to Pitta.

    Best of luck Dennis, in whatever the future holds.

  5. I was thinking today if there were any way Belichick would trade Malcolm Butler to Baltimore. The Ravens must be desperate for secondary help right about now, do they anything the Pats would covet enough to do it? Young, proven O linemen or linebackers?

    Trading a high-quality starter to a Conference rival is pretty rare, but if anyone would do something unconventional, it’s Belichick.

  6. Remember when the Ravens traded a first rounder to the Pats to use it to draft QB Kyle Boller, and the Pats used the Ravens pick for Vince Wilfork? Good times.

    TE takes a lot of wear and tear from DE, LB and then running down the field while safeties play plastic man with your knees and spine.

    Good Luck Dennis, always a worthy opponent when he was healthy.

  7. jackodn says:
    Jun 2, 2017 4:58 PM

    Gosh this is sad news. As a Pats fan, I saw Pitta as a formidable opponent, one for whom the Pats had to focus part of their game plan. Ravens games were always a battle, in part due to Pitta.
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    Came here to express the exact same thing. Best wishes to Pitta.

  8. It’s funny. I read comment after comment expressing sympathies to Pitta, the Ravens organization, fans, etc. I’m sure some of them come from Pittsburgh fans. We would do the same for a Steeler. But repeatedly, and not just here, the crap comments come from Boston fans. Whether it’s the Patriots or the Red Sox, Boston fans are consistently the ugliest fans in all of sports. Just ask Adam Jones. Some of you will predictably say that I generalize. Yawn. To which I say, “so”?

  9. ylawspick6 | Jun 2, 2017, 4:45 PM EDT
    The curse of the fugly logo and uniforms.

    lol

    It’s time this clown is barred from this site. Enjoying an injury is beyond classless….but this moron thinks he is being funny. Is it any wonder why everyone just loves Pat’s fanboys.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 4:45 PM
    The curse of the fugly logo and uniforms.

    lol

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    The sad part of this comment is the sender really thinks he is being funny….when he is just be a child.

    Sad to see a great competitor go down to injury. Hang them up Dennis you were very good….enjoy your life wife and kids.

  11. Feel bad for anyone who’s career ends due to injury, but considering this guy’s history I really hope he is able to lead a full, healthy and mobile life after football.

  12. jackodn says:
    Jun 2, 2017 5:02 PM
    I was thinking today if there were any way Belichick would trade Malcolm Butler to Baltimore. The Ravens must be desperate for secondary help right about now, do they anything the Pats would covet enough to do it? Young, proven O linemen or linebackers?

    Trading a high-quality starter to a Conference rival is pretty rare, but if anyone would do something unconventional, it’s Belichick.

    Remember the Ravens drafted a CB in round 1 this year plus signed Carr from Dallas. they don’t need another CB. Or another TE for that matter.

  13. Steelers fan here.sucks for ravens he’s a good player who can’t stay on field.Yep to k 97 comment.Boston fans are awful.a fan base that makes Philly look good must full of scum.

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