5 years ago

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Todd Helton won't make a final decision about whether to play in 2013 until he sees how his surgically repaired hip responds.

Helton said after undergoing season-ending surgery in August that he fully intended to come back, but if his hip doesn't feel right during workouts this winter, he might decide to hang it up. The 39-year-old also had a torn meniscus in his left knee repaired earlier this month. Even if Helton does return for one final season, he's a poor bet to stay healthy and be productive.