Meeting with the media at his "state of the Ravens address" on Tuesday, general manager Ozzie Newsome said that the team is in "wait and see mode" with Pitta. "We may not have any answers until we get into summer."
The team will add tight ends, preparing for the possiblity that Pitta can't return.
"It's between Dennis and the doctors right now," Harbaugh said. "I've got my fingers crossed, but only for what's best for Dennis. There's no way in the world that you want anything other than the fact that he can be safe."
Harbaugh noted that his surgically-repaired hip is fully recovered, and it will be up to Pitta if he wants to resume his playing career.
"His hip is fully recovered in the sense that the blood flow is there and there's no lingering problem from either one of the injuries, so he's in great position to live a great life, which is the main thing," Harbaugh said.
“I did get kind of an overview of that report from our trainer that I wouldn’t really want to share until Dennis has had a chance to kind of consider all of the ramifications of it,” Harbaugh told the paper. “But I think we’ll have something on that in a couple of weeks, kind of on Dennis’ time frame. We’ll see where that goes.”
Harbaugh said earlier he was "cautiously optimistic" about Pitta resuming his career, but added the priority is that Pitta be “totally healthy” and “totally safe."
"Everything I've been told, and I've got to be honest with you, it was surprising to me because my assumption would be, 'Wow, this twice in a row, it's going to be tough,' but they say it has no bearing on the future," Harbaugh said. "If he feels 100 percent, Dennis can play again."
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