Chris Andersen has right knee surgery

Denver Nuggets F/C Chris Andersen underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Traina, Nuggets Team Physician.

The injury occurred during Game 2 of the Nuggets first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz on April 19.

Andersen is expected to be fully recovered for the 2010-11 regular season.

In 76 games for the Nuggets this season, Andersen averaged 5.9 ppg, a career-high 6.4 rpg and ranked sixth in the NBA with 1.88 bpg. Appearing in all six of the team’s playoff games, he posted averages of 4.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.00 bpg in 19.3 mpg.