Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has fought cancer before, and according to a report from local television station WGRZ, he'll resume treatment next week for a recurrence of the disease.
Less than a year ago, Kelly was diagnosed with jaw cancer. He was treated with surgery, removing a portion of his upper jaw, and at the time Kelly was quoted as saying the cancer had not spread. Two weeks after the surgery, he was cancer free and lost a considerable amount from weight without the ability to eat normally for an extended period of time.
Kelly's surgeon, Dr. Thom Loree of the Erie Count Medical Center, confirmed the news in a statement on Friday afternoon.
"Jim Kelly came to ECMC this week for continued testing related to his oral surgery. Unfortunately, it has been determined that his cancer has returned. Our team of head and neck cancer specialists is determining a course of treatment that will allow Mr. Kelly to battle this cancer successfully. Mr. Kelly has asked that you to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers."
Just this month, Kelly was quoted saying the pain from his jaw was present every night. The entire Buffalo Rumblings community wishes Jim well as he begins this fight again. Keep him in your prayers, Bills fans.