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Darren Collison to have hip surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss rest of season

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Darren Collison's season is probably over.  Following Marc Spears' report that there wasn't much optimism on Collison returning this season, the Kings made it all but official by announcing that Collison would be having hip surgery on Tuesday.

From Sacramento's press release:

SACRAMENTO, CA ---- Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison is scheduled to have a consultation with Dr. William Meyers on Monday at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia before undergoing surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury.

Collison suffered the injury in the first half of Sacramento's contest against the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 5 and has not played since.

He is expected to be re-evaluated in three to six weeks.

This is unfortunate, as Collison has been one of Sacramento's best players this season.  He's averaging 16.1 points on 47.3% from the field along with a team-high 5.6 assists and 1.5 steals.  In Collison's absence, sophomore Ray McCallum will likely remain the starting PG with the newly acquired Andre Miller playing the bulk of the backup minutes.

I would have really liked to see Darren in George Karl's system, but it looks like that might not be the case until next season.  Get well soon Darren.