Nuggets' Will Barton to undergo surgery to repair adductor muscle injury

Nuggets guard Will Barton will have surgery Tuesday on his right hip area to repair the adductor muscle and is expected to be out five to six weeks, a source told ESPN's Marc Spears.

Barton was carted off the court Saturday after he said he felt something pop when he took off for the basket during the third quarter of a win over Phoenix. He underwent an MRI on Sunday and missed the Golden State game that night.

The 27-year-old Barton signed a four-year deal over the summer to remain in Denver. He averaged 15.7 points and 4.1 assists last season.

With Barton sidelined, it will open up more playing time for Torrey Craig, Trey Lyles and Juan Hernangomez, who sealed the win over the Warriors with a block in the closing seconds.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.