One of the biggest injuries to come out of NFL Week 3 was to Dennis Pitta, who is now done for the 2014 NFL Season. The Baltimore Ravens tight end missed most of the 2013 season with a hip injury, and he suffered a similar injury Sunday to that same hip.
Pitta left Sunday's game vs. Cleveland with a hip injury that forced him to be carted off the field in pain. He was diagnosed with a dislocated right hip, and he's now out for the season, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Pitta had season-ending surgery to repair the damage to his dislocated right hip Monday, coach John Harbaugh confirmed.
Pitta dislocated his right hip for the second time in the past year, getting hurt without being touched during the second quarter of Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns.
This is a major setback for Pitta, one that casts doubt on his career outlook.
Pitta will remain in a Cleveland hospital this week, according to sources.
Another big injury to an AFC North team came in the form a wrist injury to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones. Pittsburgh has placed Jones on IR-Recall, meaning he's out for at least eight games.
Jones underwent wrist surgery Monday after sustaining an injury in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers. The second-year linebacker had recorded two sacks through three games this season.
The Steelers selected Jones in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Arthur Moats is the next man up at outside linebacker, although the Steelers may need to look for other help for what’s suddenly a thin linebacker group. Pitt's starting inside linebacker, Ryan Shazier, has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL. He'll miss a few weeks, but the sprain is minor, and shouldn't sideline him for too long.