Doctors announce Jim Kelly’s cancer has returned

AP

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has another fight on his hands.

According to the Buffalo News, Kelly’s doctors have confirmed his oral cancer has returned. The surgeon who performed his initial surgery, Dr. Thom Loree of Erie County Medical Center, announced the news in a statement.

“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,” Loree said. “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.”

Kelly was initially diagnosed last summer, and surgery was performed to take out the tumor and rebuild his jaw.

Our thoughts are with Kelly and his family as they continue the fight.