Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced Monday afternoon that tight end Dennis Pitta would be out for the season following hip surgery, ESPN's Adam Schefter and USA Today's Tom Pelissero both reported.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta underwent hip surgery and is out for season. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2014
Pitta, who was carted off the field after his injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, remained hospitalized overnight in Cleveland.
This is the second time Pitta has injured his right hip in just over a year. He dislocated and fractured the hip during training camp last season and played just four games.
According to the Baltimore Sun Harbaugh said after the game:
“I don't know how serious it is, I haven't heard,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Pitta. “He told me on the field that it wasn't as bad as it was before. I don't know what that means. I'm just going to be praying and hoping for the best for him. That was so disappointing.”
In the first two games of the season, Pitta caught 13 passes for 113 yards.
In March, the Ravens signed Pitta to a five-year, $32 million contract. $16 million of the deal is guaranteed.
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