The Baltimore Ravens thought they had lost TE Dennis Pitta for the season when he went down with a hip injury in training camp in late July. He was supposed to be a big part of the offense this year with Anquan Boldin now with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Ravens place him on the IR today with the possibility to return later in the year. They are leaving the door open for Pitta. It still doesn’t mean that he will be back, but there is a chance. If the Ravens make a run late for the playoffs again, they can bring back Pitta for that little push.
Pitta didn’t suffer any cartilage or ligament damage in the hip, so it gives him a better chance to return. He could be back by the end of the season. COULD. Still need to see how he recovers, but this is some good news for the future.