Darren Collison PG SAC 4 days ago

Collison, whose past season ended in March after he underwent core muscle surgery, said that he's 100 percent recovered and feels his healthiest in years, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports. "This injury was something I had since my Indiana years," Collison said. "This is going back three or four years ago. My doctor said I should have had surgery back then, but I just happened to have it [last March]. I've actually been playing hurt the last three years, I just didn't know it."

Darren Collison PG SAC 4 months ago

Collison missed the final 43 games of the regular season after surgery to repair a core muscle injury in his hip ended his season. He was still productive in 45 games as the Kings' starting point guard, finishing with averages of a career-high 16.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists in in 35 minutes per game. He is still under contract with Sacramento for the next two seasons.

This was the first time since the 2010-11 season that Collison was a team's full-time starter, but unfortunately for he and the Kings, Collison's was cut far shorter than expected. While it is possible the point guard could have returned before season's end, the team was so far out of the playoff picture, that they likely stayed cautious. Despite this, when Collison was healthy, he was effective, recording three double-doubles and 10-plus points and eight-plus assists in 15 games on the year. He played consistently all year and failed to scored in double figures in just three games where he played a full workload. Going forward, it appears as though Collison will be the Kings' point guard of the near future, as the team looks to finally make a return to the playoffs behind him along side DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. Not to mention that Sacramento is getting Collison for a good price (owed just over $10 million total for the next two years) given the very solid production he is giving them.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 months ago

Collison (hip) will miss approximately six weeks after undergoing successful surgery Tuesday, NBA.com reports.

The procedure repaired a core muscle injury, and Collison will undertake rehabilitation immediately. If he's unable to return this season, Ray McCallum and Andre Miller will man the point for the remainder of the current campaign.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 months ago

Collison (hip) will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury. He's expected to be evaluated again in 3-to-6 weeks.

Collison suffered the injury back on Feb. 5 and has not played since. Given the timing of the injury, it's likely Collison will miss the remainder of the season, which means Ray McCallum will likely emerge as the full-time starter, with Andre Miller coming off the bench. At the time of the injury, Collison was averaging 16.1 points, 5.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds in just under 35 minutes per game.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 months ago

Collison (hip) met with a specialist Tuesday and his status remains uncertain going forward, the Sacramento Bee reports. "I think there's still discussions going on with doctors," coach George Karl said. "I think something will probably be known in the next couple of days. It's in the hands of interpretations and doctors."

Collison sat out his seventh straight game Wednesday as he continues to work back from a strained right hip flexor. He's yet to play since Karl took over the reins after the all-star break, but the coach said he's looking forward to getting Collison back in the fold. "His speed is the kind of point guard I like," Karl said. "I like the game to happen before the defense gets set. Ray (McCallum) can do that, but I think Darren is a little better than Ray, and when you have two, it's easier to play that way." McCallum has started the last three games in Collison's place after the Kings dealt Ramon Sessions to the Wizards. McCallum figures to remain the starter until Collison is able to return.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 months ago

Collison (hip) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, Cowbell Kingdom's James Ham reports.

He has missed almost the last three weeks with a hip flexor strain, and should be considered day-to-day. He saw a specialist in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but we have yet to hear anything substantial about how that visit went. Andre Miller and Ray McCallum will get the action at the one with Collison out.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 months ago

Collison (hip) will fly to Los Angeles to visit with a specialist Tuesday.

Collison hasn't played since Feb. 5, missing the last six games with a hip flexor strain. With the Kings off until Wednesday, it's possible he could play against the Grizzlies, though at this point it seems very unlikely he'll be cleared, especially considering he's yet to practice. That means Ray McCallum will probably remain the starter with veteran Andre Miller serving as the backup. McCallum played 23 minutes Saturday against the Clippers, while Miller played 22.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 months ago

Collison (hip) will not play in Saturday's game against the Clippers, the Cowbell Kingdom reports.Collison just can't seem to get healthy so Ray McCallum will likely get another start Saturday with newly acquired Andre Miller seeing time off the bench at point as well. The next opportunity for Collison to take the court will be Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 months ago

Collison (hip) will not play in Friday's game against the Celtics.Collison is slated to miss a fifth straight game, as his hip flexor strain continues to be a hinderance following the All-Star break. With Collison sidelined, second-year player Ray McCallum could start at point guard in George Karl's Kings coaching debut. At the moment, it's unclear if Collison will be ready to return for Saturday's game at the Clippers.

Darren Collison PG SAC 8 months ago

Collison (hip) is listed as doubtful for Friday's contest against the Celtics.Collison missed Sacramento's final five outings before the break due to a right hip flexor strain, which didn't allow him to practice in full either Wednesday or Thursday. After shipping out Ramon Session, new coach George Karl will be required to entrust greybeard Andre Miller and Ray McCallum with keys to the offense.