Darren Collison PG SAC 5 Days

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 5 Days

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.

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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 8 Days

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 10 Days

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.

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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 12 Days

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.

Darren Collison PG SAC 12 Days

Collison (hip) says he hopes to play Friday despite not being able to practice at full speed, Sean Cunningham of KXTV in Sacramento reports.Collison was unable to put in full practices both Wednesday and Thursday, but nonetheless he hopes the hip will feel well enough to play Friday. If he's ultimately held out, the Kings will be shorthanded at point guard after dealing Ramon Sessions, so Ray McCallum would get the start, assuming Andre Miller, who the Kings acquired in the Sessions deal, is not yet cleared to play.

Darren Collison PG SAC 12 Days

Collison (hip) is unlikely to play Friday when the Kings host the Celtics, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.Collison was very limited during Wednesday's session, so unless he significantly ramps up his activity Thursday, it appears Ray McCallum is on track to get the start. The Kings dealt Ramon Sessions to Washington in exchange for Andre Miller on Thursday, and if Miller does not arrive in Sacramento in time for Friday's game, the team could be severely shorthanded at point guard.

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Collison (hip) did very little during Wednesday's practice, the Sacramento Bee reports.New coach George Karl relayed Collison's activity level, but the point guard was seen taking jumpers. Collison was sidelined the last four games before the break due to a strained right hip flexor, and his inability to fit in much work Wednesday seems to imply highly questionable availability for Friday's contest against the Celtics.