By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
11:25 AM EST, December 3, 2012
Ravens tight end Ed Dickson is hopeful he's on the verge of returning to the lineup.
Sidelined for the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a sprained and bruised right knee suffered against the San Diego Chargers a week ago, Dickson says he's getting better quickly.
Tight end Dennis Pitta started in place of Dickson, catching one pass for 19 yards.
"We did all we can this week and it didn't feel right," Dickson said. "We did the right thing and rested it. If you saw the play I got hurt, I could have been done and needed surgery. I'm blessed it's not serious. I'm trying to get healthy. We've got a playoff run. I definitely hope to come back this week. In my mind, I'm playing. I'm going to prepare as such and see how it goes."