Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, has been advised by his doctors that he will need to undergo knee replacement surgery for his left knee.  The surgery will be scheduled for early September and will take place at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.  The Cardinal and his doctors expect his stay in the hospital to be brief.


The Cardinal injured the knee in 1999 at his home in Bridgeport, Connecticut where he served as Bishop prior to his June, 2000 appointment as Archbishop of New York.  Successful arthroscopic surgery was performed in July, 2000 on the same knee.


Cardinal Egan is in excellent physical health, and looks forward to a rapid recovery and resumption of his schedule following the surgery.