Dennis Pitta Out with Dislocated Hip, Ravens TE Could Miss Start of Season

July 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Baltimore Ravens didn't make it through the first weekend of camp without a major injury. Dennis Pitta, their receiving tight end, will miss the rest of camp after dislocating his hip, according to The Associated Press (via ESPN.com).
A dislocated hip is an unusual and painful injury for any player. For a player like Pitta, this is worrisome given his need for stability and lateral motion. Any lingering problem with the soft tissue will cause both pain and instability that will make it tough for him to function, not to mention the risk of recurrence. 
How much damage was done will determine how long Pitta will be out. The Ravens announced that Pitta would miss at least through the first week, but until they get a better handle on the associated soft tissue damage, it will be difficult to do anything beyond putting a very broad range on his recovery and return to play. 
In most situations, a dislocation will take between six to 12 weeks to recover from, thou...

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