Jan 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is interviewed during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens Dennis Pitta hip not only fractured but also dislocated; Ligament damage possible

A fractured hip sounds painful enough, but Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta also dislocated it in the process during the third day of training camp yesterday.

Our own Josh Sanchez covered the initial injury news but now according to Aaron Wilson, it’s been confirmed that Pitta suffered a dislocation as well as the initially reported fracture:

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta underwent successful surgery Saturday night at a local hospital to repair the damage to a fractured and dislocated hip injury suffered during practice, according to a source.

Pitta had his hip popped back into place and small bone fragment removed from the hip. Doctors did not have to do an invasive procedure or affect the muscle tissue, per the source. That’s regarded as a relatively good development for one of the Ravens’ top offensive players.

The additional injury shouldn’t do much to Pitta outside of cause him additional discomfort obviously, but it just makes a terrible situation even worse.

Thankfully doctors were able to operate on Pitta, something that was initially a worry due to concern for swelling in the area.

Wilson reports that doctors removed a small bone fragment from Pitta during the surgery.

Pitta is scheduled to undergo an MRI to see if there is any possible ligament damage as well as there are concerns about a torn labrum.

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