For the first time in the 2013 season, the NFL had all 32 teams in training camp, and practicing, today. It did not take long for a day of hopes among all the respective fan bases to turn to concern as major injuries started popping up immediately. Included in those injuries are the Baltimore Ravens' Dennis Pitta, the Philadelphia Eagles' Jeremy Maclin, and an undisclosed player from the Cleveland Browns.
Pitta's injury is being reported as a dislocated hip. He has already been ruled out of the team's, and league's, opening game against the Denver Broncos. The best case for Pitta is a 1-2 month recovery, but further tests have to be run to determine if there is any fracturing of the hip and the extent of the soft tissue damage.
The Eagles, meanwhile, appear to have lost Maclin for the season after he tore his right ACL. "He just came off the line of scrimmage and his knee buckled a little bit," DeSean Jackson told the Eagles' official website.
Maclin's torn ACL is the third one in the league already this year. He joins New York Jets cornerback Aaron Berry and San Diego Chargers linebacker Jonas Mouton on the shelf for the year.
The third injury sounded the worst when an undisclosed Cleveland player was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital. The team asked that he not be identified until his family was notified.
A few minutes later, reports that the player was awake, responsive, and able to move all extremities came out via Twitter, though the player's identity still was being withheld.
Injured #browns player is OL Ryan miller— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) July 27, 2013