Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta suffered a serious hip injury on Saturday and will miss at least six weeks, including the Ravens' opener in Denver, and possibly the entire season.
ESPN reported Saturday night that Pitta is out for the year after undergoing surgery. According to NFL.com, Pitta also fractured the hip.
The Ravens' leading returning receiver collided with safety James Ihedigbo on a jump ball in the back of the end zone, NFL.com reported. Pitta covered his face with a towel as he was carted off the field.
He caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season in 2012 and added 14 receptions for 163 yards and three TDs during the Ravens' Super Bowl run. In May, Pitta signed a one-year restricted free agent tender worth $2.023 million.
"Dennis has a dislocated hip. We'll have to take a look at that and see exactly what it is," coach John Harbaugh said after Saturday's practice. "It's a serious injury. He is going to be out for a while. He will not be in the Denver game, and we'll just have to play it from there to see how long it goes."