Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:07 AM
Turns out it's a small tear or strain in a ligament in his lower back, but that's actually a bit of good news (in that, it could have been much worse, but isn't).
Per Helene St. James/Free Press...
The Detroit Red Wings got some good news on center Darren Helm after his visit to a back specialist.
"They ruled out everything bad," general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press. "It's a small strain or tear in a lower back ligament. He got an injection, said he felt better right away."
Helm is now under orders to rest until Monday, at which point the Wings anticipate being able to start treatment and get Helm on a path to a return to the lineup.
However, there's still no timetable for his return. There's more in the story, so I encourage you to click the link and give it a read.
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