The Baltimore Ravens got some bad news on Friday. The team announced that tight end Dennis Pitta re-injured his hip OTAs.
General manager Ozzie Newsome released a statement.
It was later revealed that Pitta’s injury came when he was reaching for a pass but couldn’t put weight on his leg upon trying to get up.
Pitta injured his hip early in the 2014 season and missed the remainder of that year. He then missed all of 2015 and was told by doctors that playing was too risky, genuinely putting his career at risk.
Even still, things seemed to be on the upswing for Pitta, who returned in 2016 and played in all 16 of Baltimore’s games. In 2016, Pitta set career highs in receptions (86) and receiving yards (729).
The Ravens are the only team Pitta has played for in his career. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of BYU.