Hope it is only for a 6-8 weeks. Bones in the hand can be tricky. I broke my navicular bone (the bone in your hand closest to the point between your thumb and forefinger) in college many years ago. It is also the bone most people break when they are trying to break their fall on an athletic field. In a cast for six weeks and then at least another month or so of regaining strength. But I suspect the Ravens training staff is more advanced then the one I dealt with 30 years ago.
Harbaugh expects Pitta to be ready by Week 1.
Time for Dickson to step up his game. Way too much athleticism to not make an impact.
This is the most likely scenario IMO. Frankly, he should be there now anyway. He's better than any of the other tight ends fighting for the third spot.Quote:
Originally Posted by Lime in the Coconut
With our line issues I think the talk of going more 3+ wide is just not going to happen.
Wouldn't be surprised at all to see Wilson back on the roster.
There is plenty of time for Pitta to heal before the season starts.
If it's not a bad break the swelling and bruising should go away in a few weeks and the bone should be pretty healed by September, but the pain will probably still be there.
if thats the case its certainly a bigger issue than i originally thought but seems about right with what youre saying.
This is on br.com:
I'll see if I can find where I read that.Quote:
"It looks like he broke his hand,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "It looks like he’ll have to get it repaired in some form or fashion and he should be back for the first regular-season game. That’s very tentative, I’m very ahead of myself.”
Pitta will have an MRI on Tuesday to further assess the damage, and the Ravens will be able to tell more accurately at that point how much time he will miss.
Aaron Wilson said that in the carroll county times. I misread though. I saw the MRI happening this week and then Aaron Wilson saying he might need surgery.
Pitta broke his hand and may require surgery, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.
As for Dickson serving as depth for Pitta, he doesn't have nearly the groove w/ Joe that Pitta had by the end of last year. And so much for 2 TE sets. I agree a silver lining is the extra work Dickson will get w/ Joe this TC. Someone needs to step up as Mr. Security Blanket/Soft Hands. Maybe Doss can cross the middle? It was encouraging to see Ravens Insider report that Doss and Cary Williams nearly bumped titties on the sidelines. Tells me Cary is in fighting trim and hungry to keep his job, and that Doss may have a pulse after all.
This sucks monkey testicles. Pitta was killing on third down and in the red zone down the stretch...SF, @Cincy and AFC Champ game come to mind.
Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider
Tight end Dennis Pitta (broken hand) is still expected to return in time for the season opener (Sept. 10) against the Cincinnati Bengals
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32m Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider
Dennis Pitta did break his hand, tests confirmed, and is undergoing surgery today to repair the damage, according to a team source.
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Can he give his other hand to Ed Dickson?
Story details him having surgery.