I have a suggestion for Andy. Why doesn't he do a Nadal in reverse; namely skip ALL the "red dirt" tournaments on the bases that they have a detrimental effect on his back. Nadal has often avoided the hard court and grass tournaments owing to the effect on his knees.
Let Andy protect himself as he probably will never win a clay tournament. Therefore, there is no point in his going through the agonising motions and suffering defeats against lesser players.
I could see the sense in that, but I have to mention the point I brought up when that was mentioned (in reverse of course) for Nadal before his comeback. Could Andy do it? Would he be able to do it? There are three clay Masters tournaments, two of which are compulsory. Could he keep not playing compulsory tournaments? I just don't fully understand the rules of what they can get out of, or not, as the case may be.
If Andy could do it without it having a detrimental bearing on his ranking, I wonder if there would be one or two small hard court tournaments he could play, just to give him some match time before Queen's. I know hard isn't the same as grass, but at least it would be something. Then again, it wouldn't be altogether bad if he was a bit rusty at Queen's. Andy usually finds his feet fairly quickly on the grass, and even a dodgy Queen's doesn't always translate to a dodgy Wimbledon for him.