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Dirk Nowitzki has knee surgery

Updated: October 20, 2012, 4:13 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki underwent arthroscopic surgery on his bothersome right knee Friday.

The Mavericks announced that Nowitzki, 34, is expected to resume on-court activities within approximately six weeks, which means he will miss the beginning of the regular season.

The Mavs have 13 regular-season games scheduled during that six-week window.

"We've got to really buckle down," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "Six weeks is a long time. A week and ...

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