Ravens lose Pitta for season

Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – For a second straight year, Baltimore
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has had his season cut short by a dislocated
right hip.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed during his Monday press conference
that Pitta underwent surgery earlier in the day and will be placed on injured
reserve.

Pitta had to be carted off the field during the second quarter of Sunday’s
game against the Cleveland Browns. After catching a short pass from Joe
Flacco, the fifth-year pro collapsed to the ground without contact as he
turned upfield.

The 29-year-old was taken to a Cleveland hospital, where he remained overnight
and had his procedure performed Monday morning.

Pitta fractured and dislocated the same hip during last year’s training camp,
prompting the Ravens to place him on injured reserve/designated to return. He
played in Baltimore’s final four games of 2013, logging 20 catches for 169
yards and a touchdown.

Through the first three weeks of this season, Pitta ranks second among
Baltimore players with 16 catches and 125 receiving yards.

The Ravens had locked up Pitta, who recorded 61 receptions and seven
touchdowns during a breakout 2012 campaign, with a five-year, $32 million
contract in March.