Jim Kelly “continues to recover well”

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly underwent a 12-hour surgery on Wednesday to remove cancer from and to reconstruct portions of his jaw. On Friday, Kelly’s surgeon provided an update on the former Bills quarterback’s progress.

Mr. Kelly continues to recover well,” Dr. Mark Urken said in a statement, via the Buffalo News. “In addition to his own incredible toughness, he is surrounded by an extraordinarily supportive family.”

The procedure included the removal of a portion of Kelly’s fibula, including soft tissue and blood vessels, for placement in his upper jaw.

Kelly is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks. We continue to extend best wishes to Kelly and his family for a quick and complete recovery.

19 responses to “Jim Kelly “continues to recover well”

  1. This is a grim reminder of what tobacco products can do to the human body, there’s absolutely no health benefits to this product except to destroy the human body. I keep reminding friends not to do this stuff because you could end up as a statistics getting cancer and having doctors carving up your face or body to TRY and take out the cancer. And the response I get is “it won’t happen to me” or you gotta die of something”. But when they do get cancer they wish they had never done it. Wise up people stop buying this stuff and quit making these tobacco companies give you cancer, cause these BILLION dollar companies could care less about you but they do want your money. GET WELL JIMMY.

  2. moose1960 says:

    March 31, 2018 at 11:52 am

    This is a grim reminder of what tobacco products can do to the human body, there’s absolutely no health benefits to this product except to destroy the human body. I keep reminding friends not to do this stuff because you could end up as a statistics getting cancer and having doctors carving up your face or body to TRY and take out the cancer. And the response I get is “it won’t happen to me” or you gotta die of something”. But when they do get cancer they wish they had never done it. Wise up people stop buying this stuff and quit making these tobacco companies give you cancer, cause these BILLION dollar companies could care less about you but they do want your money. GET WELL JIMMY.
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    You do know that Jim DID NOT dip right? He was not a tobacco user at all including snuff.

  3. Still struggling with the after effects of my fourth cancer battle, so my heart truly goes out to Jim. Have always admired him–never more so than in watching him battle this terrible disease with strength and grace. Praying for his recovery and that he will never have to go through this nightmare again.

  4. leatherface2012 says:
    March 31, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    being realistic here. not going to make it much longer. went into way too many parts of his body
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    How do you know this? All I’m aware of is that it’s in is jaw.
    I haven’t seen the story that it has spread beyond that area.
    I’m not saying it won’t be a battle, but unless you have other knowledge, you shouldn’t be speculating.

  5. This is a grim reminder of what tobacco products can do to the human body, there’s absolutely no health benefits to this product except to destroy the human body. I keep reminding friends not to do this stuff because you could end up as a statistics getting cancer and having doctors carving up your face or body to TRY and take out the cancer. And the response I get is “it won’t happen to me” or you gotta die of something”. But when they do get cancer they wish they had never done it. Wise up people stop buying this stuff and quit making these tobacco companies give you cancer, cause these BILLION dollar companies could care less about you but they do want your money. GET WELL JIMMY.
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    You do know that Jim DID NOT dip right? He was not a tobacco user at all including snuff.

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    Jim did say he smoked cigars.

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