Latest Tests Show No Sign of Oral Cancer for Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is seen before before an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Kelly has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer. Kelly released a statement through his publicist Thursday, March 1, 2018, saying he is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the news, and vows to once again to fight to overcome the disease. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

Scans performed Wednesday by doctors in New York showed no evidence of oral cancer in Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

The scans came almost four months after Kelly underwent a 12-hour surgery on March 28 to remove the cancer and reconstruct his upper jaw. Kelly announced on March 1 that doctors had found evidence of oral cancer after he had been cancer-free for more than three years.

Kelly’s wife, Jill, announced the news Wednesday on Instagram:


At his football camp last week in Pittsford, New York, Kelly said he was scheduled for an August checkup with doctors in New York after “something came up” in his recovery from the March surgery. It is unclear if that visit will still take place.

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SOURCE: ESPN, Mike Rodak