Ravens say Dennis Pitta’s close to returning from broken finger

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The Ravens’ depth at tight end took a major hit when Benjamin Watson was lost for the season with a torn Achilles.

But they’re getting closer to getting some of it back.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that tight ends Dennis Pitta and Maxx Williams would be back before the regular season opener.

Pitta’s been out since breaking his finger Aug. 1 in a practice fight with a teammate. Of course, that’s just the latest injury Pitta’s trying to come back from, as he’s played three games the last two seasons because of hip problems. Williams has been out with an undisclosed injury.

With Pitta on the shelf and most of their receivers of note recovering from something, it’s been hard for Joe Flacco to build up much of what you’d call timing with his targets in the preseason. But he and Pitta have played together enough that it shouldn’t be a long-term problem.

3 responses to “Ravens say Dennis Pitta’s close to returning from broken finger

  1. Broken fingers, bad hips, etc,etc. Dennis Pitta is an accident ready to happen. While he’s shown some talent and he is Flack’s BBF, he’s just too accident prone to be counted on for an entire season.

  2. Williams has been out with an undisclosed injury.
    Likely injured emotions, as he’s still devastated from going to the Ravens when people told him he’d be playing for the greatest franchise in the history of the nfl. Poor guy.

  3. Pitta has had one catastrophic hip injury related to a freak collision with Ihedigbo in training camp that resulted in a non contact dislocation in the same hip over a year later. The other was a broken finger. Without that first hip dislocation, we would never be talking about his durability. Hamstring pulls are one thing, but you can’t label a guy soft when his freaking hip is dislocated by a hit.

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