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Jim Kelly Set To Undergo Cancer Surgery In New York Today

Jim Kelly celebrates a touchdown throw during his Buffalo Bills career.

Unfortunately, legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's cancer has returned. After being deemed cancer-free in 2016, the disease returned in March, and Kelly continues to fight it once again.

On March 29, Kelly's doctor announced the removal of the cancer from Kelly's jaw and the lymph nodes in the former quarterback's neck. He was back up and moving by Easter.

Kelly was released from the hospital a few weeks later. However, the work isn't quite done.

Today, Jim Kelly is back in New York for another round of cancer surgery.

Jill Kelly posted a photo to Instagram from the hospital earlier this morning:

Kelly was originally diagnosed with cancer back in 2014. The disease returned in 2014. We can only hope that this round of surgeries and treatments will be the final one, and Kelly can live cancer free once again.

Jim Kelly is a five-time Pro Bowl quarterback, earning the honor in 1987, 1988, and 1990-92. He led the NFL in touchdowns in 1991. The Bills went to, and lost, four straight Super Bowls from 1991-94.

In college, he starred at the University of Miami. He was a first-round pick out of The U in the 1983 NFL Draft.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. He still lives in Western New York.

[NFL.com]