The Ravens haven’t ruled out Dennis Pitta from playing during the 2015 season, but head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that the best-case scenario would be the tight end returning around midseason.

Pitta, who has fractured and dislocated his hip in consecutive years, remains on the physically unable to perform list. If he remains on that list, he’ll be sidelined for at least the first six weeks of the season.

Pitta wants to play, but he still hasn’t gotten cleared by doctors to return to the field.

“The one thing about Dennis, and the thing that probably you realize is that there is more to it than just can he play,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday. “Can he play? Should he play? Will he be cleared to play? And what does being cleared to play entail in terms of liability and things like that. There’s a lot to it that needs to be worked out. I get the impression that he wants to play.”