Reports: Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will miss season after fracturing hip in practice


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  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    July 29, 2013 6:10 p.m.

    Tough break for Pitta. He is a great tight end and I admire his talent. The Ravens had magic last year and struck gold. Looks like they are falling back to earth this year, unfortunately.

    Here's to a speedy and complete recovery!

    Please, people, ignore Chris B!

  • Buffalo1 McLean, VA
    July 29, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    @Chris B

    Not cool, Chrissy. There's a time and place for smack, and a time to lay low. The event of a severe player injury falls into the latter category, hon. For every article where smack doesn't fly real well, there's another 99 where it's fine. This would have been a judicious time to let the smack ride, and thus avoid entering a conversation rear-end first. Your choice, of course, but perhaps worth your consideration -- this ain't your finest moment.

  • shorts Payson, UT
    July 29, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    RE Chris B

    Ezekiel AnsahDetroit LionsDefensive End
    Braden BrownSt. Louis RamsOffensive Lineman
    John DenneyMiami DolphinsLong Snapper
    Hebron FangupoPittsburgh SteelersDefensive Tackle
    Romney FugaDenver BroncosDefensive Tackle
    Uona KaveingaDenver BroncosLinebacker
    Bryan KehlWashington RedskinsLinebacker
    Brett KeiselPittsburgh SteelersDefensive End
    Dennis PittaBaltimore RavensTight End
    Dallas ReynoldsPhiladelphia EaglesCenter
    Matt ReynoldsKansas City ChiefsOffensive Tackle
    Vic So'otoWashington RedskinsLinebacker
    Harvey UngaChicago BearsRunning Back

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    July 28, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    wow...what a bummer. He was set to have a breakout season too. Heal quickly Dennis!

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    July 28, 2013 4:00 p.m.

    This is terrible news about Pitta, I hope he recovers quickly and is able to resume his playing career next season.

  • ex patria cougar Australia, 00
    July 28, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    Tough break. No doubt he'll hang in there and come back as strong as ever next year.

    That injury sounds particularly painful though -- and probably will be for quite a while as it heals.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 28, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    As a Dolphins & Utes fan, I hope Dennis recovers quickly. If Adrian Peterson & Drew Brees can return anything is possible.

    I root for the Ravens because the rest of that division is evil or plays their home games in Ohio.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    July 28, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    I am reminded of Bo Jackson's hip injury (dislocation) that destroyed his NFL career and severely limited his MLB career.

    But a fractured hip! A comeback from that is very unlikely. Say goodbye to Pitta...

  • Billy Budd Saint George, UT
    July 28, 2013 11:27 a.m.

    Dennis Pitta is the epitome of everything that could be right with the NFL. He is a great example of going from a walk-on, at BYU, all the way to becoming a starter in the NFL. I hope he has a complete recovery.

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    July 28, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    Poor guy, he will probably need hip replacement surgery when he is in his 50's. It is a pretty high price to be an NFL player.

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    July 28, 2013 5:24 a.m.

    I'm sorry to hear this news. Hopefully he'll recover fully from this strange injury.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2013 11:54 p.m.

    That's the Pitt's!!!
    A walk on that made it to the big time because he walked the walk and talked the talk of Bronco's Sunday School Boy's focus. (And no the NFL is not the Big time).
    Pitta will be fine because making it in the NFL is just another step in his progression and not the end as some would believe.
    Best of Lord's blessings be with you Dennis.
    Get better soon and I look forward to more success in your life.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    July 27, 2013 10:55 p.m.

    Very disappointing news indeed! Just when things are beginning to click in his career something horrible happened. So sad! Hope he has a speedy recovery. This sounds eerily similar to Collie's situation. Unfortunate bad breaks for both of them. Hope we haven't heard the last of either of them.

  • hobbes1012003 Kaysville, UT
    July 27, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    there are plenty of BYU grads who still play, just not the big play makers that Pitta was. Collie will be on a team this year, no doubt. hopefully he will stay injury free this year. Wish you a speedy recovery Pitta! Go Cougs!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2013 8:53 p.m.

    Tough break for pitta, had a good season last year

    Does this mean ziggy is the only byu player to graduate the last 10 years who will actually play in the nfl this year?