Cummings Statement on Recent Knee Injury

January 29, 2018
Press Release

Baltimore, MD (January 29, 2018)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement to provide an update on the condition of his leg injury:

“I am deeply grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement I have received from countless well-wishers during my recovery. I am currently completing intensive physical therapy and being treated with antibiotics after undergoing two consecutive surgeries on my left knee due to an infection caused by a ruptured Baker’s cyst and gout. I am getting stronger every day and am extremely eager to return to Capitol Hill upon receipt of my doctors’ consent. In the meantime, I continue to work closely with my fellow Members of Congress and my staff to serve my constituents and do everything possible to uplift the lives of all Americans.  I thank all of my health professionals for their incredible care.”