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Pitta (hip) said Monday that doctors are not yet sure whether he'll be able to play again, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Following a second hip dislocation in two years, Pitta is headed for a lengthy rehabilitation process that won't necessary allow him to play again. Doctors still need to see how the hip heals to determine whether it might hold up through the rigors of the NFL. If he's able to play again, Pitta will likely carry added injury risk.

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Pitta (hip) implied that he isn't yet sure whether his injury might be career-ending, WBAL 1090 reports. "I'm going to do everything I can in my rehab in trying to get better to get back on the field," Pitta said. "That's how I'm going to approach it and try to get back to full strength. When we get to that point, we'll see where I'm at and be able to make those decisions. Right now for me, it's just focus on getting healthy and getting back to where I need to be."

A second hip dislocation in two years has led to speculation that Pitta may not play again. According to an earlier report from The Baltimore Sun, Pitta will carry added risk of suffering a third dislocation if he makes it back to the field next season. He's facing a long rehab process and won't have to make a decision anytime soon.

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Pitta (hip) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Tuesday's move was primarily procedural, as Pitta was ruled out for the season a day earlier. Phillip Supernaw was promoted from the practice squad to take Pitta's place on the roster.

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Coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Pitta underwent hip surgery and is out for season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

With Pitta out of the Ravens' tight end mix, veteran Owen Daniels is in line to see added responsibilities in the Ravens' passing offense, while rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (who can also play TE) are candidates to see added opportunities going forward, as well.

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Pitta is slated to undergo surgery to repair damage in his right hip, which he dislocated Sunday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The report adds that Pitta -- who dislocated his right hip last season as well -- also likely suffered a fracture Sunday, a situation that could well end his season, and possibly jeopardize his career. In Pitta's absence, look for veteran Owen Daniels to see added responsibilities in the Ravens' offense, with rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (who can play TE) also candidates to see added looks going forward.

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Pitta (hip) suffered a dislocated hip and will remain in the hospital overnight, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pitta suffered the injury during Sunday's game and was carted off the field in the second quarter. It's the second time he's dislocated the hip, which could further extend his absence. "A second fracture and dislocation to the same hip is relatively rare," said an orthopedic surgical specialist cited in the Baltimore Sun's report. "This is a significant trauma. It's very concerning. It doesn't bode well for his career. Even to do this one time is unusual, but twice is very bad." The Ravens have not provided a prognosis at this point, but Pitta will surely miss multiple weeks, and it's possible the injury could end his season. He'll undergo an MRI this week to determine if any ligaments are damaged, in addition to the dislocation. Pitta ranks second on the team in receiving this season, catching 16 passes for 125 yards.

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Though an initial examination revealed no fracture, the Ravens still fear that Pitta suffered a fracture in his right hip during Sunday's game, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pitta, who suffered a fracture and dislocation in the same hip during training camp last year, has already been diagnosed with another dislocation. He's likely looking at a mult-week absence, but while a fracture would presumably end his season, a dislocation alone might allow him to return before the end of the year. Owen Daniels is positioned to take over as the top tight end, with rookie Crockett Gilmore next up on the depth chart.

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An initial diagnosis on Pitta's injured hip revealed no fracture, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

While Pitta was fortunate to avoid a fracture to his hip for the second consecutive season, a lengthy absence isn't off the table just yet. The Ravens will surely evaluate their tight end more closely once he returns to Baltimore, after which a clearer recovery timetable could become available. Still, Pitta owners should at least scout the waiver wire for potential replacement options if it's revealed he'll need to miss some time as a result of this latest hip injury.

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Pitta (hip) was taken to a Cleveland hospital for further evaluation on his injury, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

The fact that the Ravens chose not to wait until the team landed in Baltimore to check out Pitta's injury would seem to raise the alarms on a long absence. Expect the Ravens to provide a more definitive diagnosis of his condition after the hospital visit.

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Pitta left Sunday's game against the Browns due to a right hip injury.

Pitta went down without any contact after catching a screen pass, and then immediately grabbed for his right leg. He was down for a few minutes before being carted off the field. Pitta missed the first 12 games last season because of a fracture and dislocation of the same right hip.