Ravens tight end Pitta injures hip vs Browns

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is carted off the field after an injury in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Tony Dejak

CLEVELAND (AP) Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was taken to a hospital with a potentially serious hip injury Sunday.

Pitta, who played only four games last season after dislocating his right hip in training camp, appeared to re-injure the same hip after catching a short pass from Joe Flacco late in the first half against the Browns. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Pitta took several steps before stumbling and falling without any contact.

Pitta stayed on the ground in obvious pain and was consoled by teammates as the medical staff evaluated him.

He was driven to the locker room, then taken to the hospital for further tests.

Pitta's career was in jeopardy before he underwent surgery last year on his hip. He signed a five-year, $32 million contract with Baltimore in March.

Pitta is in his fifth season from Brigham Young. He had seven touchdown catches in 2012 and came into Sunday's game with 13 receptions for 113 yards.

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