Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison will see Dr. William Meyers on Monday in Philadelphia for a consultation; surgery is likely to occur on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury, according to a source close to the situation.
Collison will be evaluated in three to six weeks.
On Tuesday, Collison was examined by a specialist in Los Angeles regarding his right hip flexor strain and has yet to play for new Kings coach George Karl.
Collison, the Kings starting point guard, missed his seventh consecutive game on Wednesday as Sacramento defeated Memphis, 102-90.
The Kings are 3-4 without Collison due to the injury.
The 6-foot point guard did some light shooting and running during practice last Wednesday, Feb. 18 after the All-Star break, but was ruled out for the team's Friday home win over the Celtics and Saturday's road loss to the Clippers -- Collison's former team.
Without Collison, the point guard duties are being shared by Ray McCallum and new addition Andre Miller, who was acquired in a point guard exchange with the Wizards for Ramon Sessions.
An MRI on Feb. 6 revealed Collison’s injury sustained in a 101-78 loss to the Mavericks on Feb. 5.
With 1:44 left in the second quarter, Collison made a driving layup to cut the Mavericks' lead to 52-39, but the point guard landed awkwardly and immediately grabbed his right groin area before walking to the locker room under his own power.
The 27-year-old UCLA product did not return to the game against Dallas and hasn't seen the floor since. He is averaging 16.1 points and 5.6 assists per game this year for the Kings.
Collison signed a three-year contract with Sacramento as a free agent this summer.
In his absence, the Kings called up guard David Stockton from the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento’s NBA D-League affiliate and signed the Gonzaga product to a 10-day contract last Friday.
Stockton, son of former Jazz point guard John Stockton, was averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 assists per game in 31 games this season in Reno.
The Kings current three-game homestand continues on Friday hosting San Antonio and on Sunday hosting Portland before the team embarks on an eight-game road trip.