Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is recovering from surgery. The surgery lasted 12 hours. Kelly's wife, Jill, updated fans and supporters Wednesday night on social media.
"We successfully removed Mr. Kelly's cancer from his upper jaw and lymph nodes from his neck," said Dr. Mark Urken of Mt. Sinai West. "We then reconstructed his upper jaw. Mr. Kelly is resting comfortably post-operatively."
Statement from Jim Kelly:
"As our family has faced many trials and triumphs throughout the years, you have blessed us with your prayers. We are asking for those prayers once again. The oral cancer we hoped would be gone forever has returned. Although I was shocked and deeply saddened to receive this news, I know that God is with me. I continuously talk about the four F's: Faith, Family, Friends and Fans. With all of you by my side, we will fight and win this battle together. Staying “Kelly Tough” and trusting God will carry us through this difficult time."