Ravens fans are getting a second day straight of bad news coming out of Owings Mills, Maryland. Yesterday, young rising star cornerback Tavon Young sustained a knee injury, which later was discovered to be a torn ACL. As if that was not bad enough for the Ravens, star tight end Dennis Pitta re-injured his troubled hip today at the organized team activities. Pitta, 31, joined the Ravens in 2010 after being drafted by the team in the fourth round. Pitta became an X-factor for the Ravens and helped lead the team to the Super Bowl in 2012. However, in the following offseason, in 2013, Pitta fractured his hip and was placed on the injury reserve list for most of the 2013 season. He was able to return to the offense in Week 14, against the Vikings. In 2014 Pitta was playing in a week three game against the Cleveland Browns, when he fell to the ground and dislocated his hip. Team doctors were skeptical that Pitta would ever be able to play football again. In 2015 Pitta was placed on the physically unable to play list, and later on the injury reserve. It was believed that his career was over.
However, in 2016, Pitta had become healthy enough to return to football and played in the home opener against the Bills. During the 2016 campaign, Pitta led the Ravens in receptions, with a grand total of 86 receptions, for 729 yards, and two touchdowns. Pitta was able to return to the football field after two hip injuries, as better than ever. However, his career is now again in the face of a derailment, as he injured his hip for a third time today. A human hip can only take so much damage, and Pitta injuring it for the third time puts his career, and health in jeopardy. If this injury is severe, it could end his career. However, if not very serious, he may be able to continue playing. We hope for the best for Pitta health wise, and career wise.