Denver Nuggets guard Chucky Atkins underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today.  The surgery, performed by Nuggets orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steve Traina, repaired torn cartilage and cleaned out loose bodies.

Atkins began experiencing discomfort in the knee two weeks ago while playing pick-up games in preparation for the season.  An MRI was performed on Monday and revealed surgery was necessary.

Atkins will be sidelined for approximately six weeks.