February 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison will have surgery next week and be sidelined for at least another month.

The team said Thursday the operation is to repair a ''core muscle injury.'' Collison has missed the past seven games with what the team said was a strained right hip flexor.

The Kings say Collison is to meet with Dr. William Meyers on Monday in Philadelphia. Collison will have surgery Tuesday and be re-evaluated in three to six weeks.

Collison was injured in Sacramento's loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 5.

He is averaging a career-high 16.1 points to go with 5.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds. Recently acquired Andre Miller, second-year player Ray McCallum and rookie reserve David Stockton will continue to divide time in Collison's absence.

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