Baltimore Ravens' Jim Harbaugh: 'There's a good chance of Dennis Pitta return'

Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens speaks to members of the media after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reveals that there is a good chance that Dennis Pitta can return from injury this season after dislocating his hip in training camp.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is optimistic that tight end Dennis Pitta can return to action this season.

The 28-year-old dislocated his hip during training camp and was feared to be lost for the entire campaign.

However, Harbaugh feels that the receiver could be a candidate for their short-term injured reserve list, which allows players to return at a designated point in the season.

He told the Baltimore Sun: "I think early next week we have to make that decision. I would say things are progressing favourably toward that. He's doing a really good job.

"I saw him today. He spent some time with [team owner] Steve Bisciotti today, too. He's working really hard. He's had no setbacks, and there's optimism.

"You've got to weigh that, you can't predict and deal in hypotheticals. Dennis is a great player. And this is an opportunity that seems like it might make sense."

Baltimore open their season against the Denver Broncos next Thursday.

Ravens' Dennis Pitta bursts into the End Zone for a second half touchdown against Indianapolis on January 6, 2013
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