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Darren Collison ready to face Grizzlies on Thursday

Sitting with his left shoulder wrapped in ice, Darren Collison did not hesitate when asked if he would play Thursday at Memphis.

“I think I’m going to go tomorrow,” Collison said.

Collison sat out Tuesday’s loss at with left shoulder stiffness.

“He went through practice, all the contact stuff,’ said Kings coach Michael Malone. “So unless he wakes up like he did yesterday and feels like he can’t go, which would be a surprise, I think he will go.”

So how did Collison wake up? In a lot of pain, Collison said.

The injury sounds simple and some fans let me know via Twitter they weren’t buying that as a legitimate reason to sit out a game.

After all, don’t we all sleep funny and wake up and go to work?

Trust this, Collison would not have passed on a chance to play his old team, one that he’s had success against, if all he needed was some Bengay.

Collison said he didn’t have any problems during Sunday’s loss at Oklahoma City but the next day , he didn’t feel right.

“Not after the game but the next day it just started feeling tight,” Collison said. “A lot of pain on the left side of my shoulder. I couldn’t extend my arm but I’m all right now.”

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