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.