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Ravens' Dennis Pitta out for season after hip surgery

Dennis Pitta's season is over.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters on Monday that Pitta underwent surgery on his dislocated right hip and is lost for the year. The procedure comes one day after the tight end suffered the non-contact injury in a win over the Cleveland Browns.

It's the same right hip that Pitta fractured and dislocated last summer, an injury that cost him much of 2013.

The nature of the injury brings into question whether Pitta's playing career is now in jeopardy.

"I don't know the ramifications of that long term," Harbaugh said. "I'm going to be really hopeful for Dennis' return and I'm sure we'll learn about that in the coming weeks."

Pitta, 29, entered Sunday tied for the team lead in receptions. The former first-round pick signed a five-year, $32.5 million contract in February, a deal that included $16 million guaranteed.

With Pitta out, veteran Owen Daniels will step into an increased role. The Ravens are also looking at outside options.

"We're looking for another tight end," he said. "We've been working on that right now upstairs. We'll see if we can bolster that position as well."

Jermichael Finley and Dustin Keller are two notable tight ends on the free-agent market, but both come with significant health concerns.

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