Pacers lose Collison for 2-3 weeks with knee injury

Pacers lose Collison for 2-3 weeks with knee injury
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 24: Darren Collison #2 of the Indiana Pacers passes the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 24, 2017 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers will be without Darren Collison for two to three weeks after he got arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Coach Nate McMillan made the announcement before the start of Monday night’s (Tuesday, PHL time) game against Washington.

McMillan said Collison suffered the injury during Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) victory over Philadelphia. A subsequent MRI showed he needed surgery, and McMillan says the Pacers hope to get Collison back shortly after the All-Star break.

Collison is averaging 12.8 points, 5.3 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 43.2 percent on 3-pointers. Cory Joseph will replace Collison in the lineup.

An illness also will keep All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out of Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) game. He will be replaced by Lance Stephenson.

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