"I feel good, but obviously, it's a process," Pitta said, per NFL.com. "I have an idea in mind of where I'd like to be in a couple months, but at the same time you don't know. I know what it felt like to do this one time. I've never known what it felt like to do it twice."
Pitta has undergone surgeries to repair a fractured and dislocated hip in each of the last two years.
"We still have some time to be able to assess where I'm at," Pitta told the Baltimore Sun. "I sure hope that I'll be on the field next year. That's my hope; that's my goal. We'll just see if I can get there."
Pitta has played in just seven games in the last two seasons combined.
Speaking at the NFL owners meetings, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there isn't an update on Pitta's future but that the organization will learn more about his status this summer, via WNST.
Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip early during the 2014 season, suffering the same injury he sustained during Baltimore's training camp in 2013. The injury is significant enough that there is a chance Pitta decides to retire.
"In the end it's going to be up to Dennis," Harbaugh said, via The Baltimore Sun.
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.
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