Hall of fame and Buffalo legend Kelly has good prognosis for battle with cancer.
Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly has announced that he is suffering from upper jaw cancer, but says his prognosis is good to overcome the disease.
The 53-year old spent 11 years with the team between 1986 and 1996, leading the team to four consecutive Super Bowls, but failed to win any of them.
It is believed that Kelly has been suffering from the cancer for a few weeks now, and a statement released says that they have been tough on him and his family.
“This past couple of weeks has been difficult for me and because of the nature of social media I thought it would be best to share with everyone what has been going on with my health,” Kelly said via CBSsports.com.
“I was recently diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone. I have undergone tests which have shown that the cancer is isolated to my upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of my body. Surgery is scheduled for June 7th and doctors have told me that the prognosis for my recovery is very good.”
While Kelly has discovered the cancer early and the diagnosis for recovery is good, it will be a tough time for the Hall of Fame QB, and will have the support of friends, family and former team mates to overcome this setback.