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Tight End Pitta to Undergo MRI on Possible Broken Hand

Just how much time will Pitta miss?

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta could miss the rest of training camp and is now a question mark for the Sept. 10 season opener after he suffered what appears to be a broken hand in Monday’s practice.

The 27-year-old tight end, who became one of quarterback Joe Flacco’s favorite targets in his second season, is scheduled to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging test Tuesday, but it’s believed that he’ll soon undergo surgery to repair the damage.

Losing Pitta for any length of time would be a significant blow to the Ravens’ offense. A good route runner with exceptional hands, Pitta combined with Ed Dickson to form one of the more productive tight end tandems in the NFL last year.

With Pitta sidelined, the Ravens are left with four healthy tight ends: Dickson, veteran Davon Drew and undrafted rookie free agents Bruce Figgins (Georgia) and Matt Balasavage (Temple).

Stay tuned for the results of tomorrow’s MRI.

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