Quote from Babcock:
“I’d like to see a healthy (Danny) DeKeyser, a healthy (Darren) Helm if he’s playing again, and we could be a way better team,'' Babcock said. “We need to be better if we want to be in this position consistently and not just by working, but by being good enough to be in this position. We have some work to do to as a group this summer.''
Pure speculation, but it sounds like they can't fix his back? Maybe I'm reading into this too much but I would think Babcock would say something about us being better next with WITH DARREN HELM BACK but not "if he's playing again."
EDIT/UPDATE: Looks like they plan him to be back for Training Camp: http://www.mlive.com...wont_nee_1.html