Buffalo Bills: Jim Kelly appears back on the road to recovery

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Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly underwent cancer surgery Wednesday night and appears to be back on the road to a happy and healthy life.

Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly is back in the news again, and this time there are some positive updates to share.

The bad news this year had to deal with the fact Kelly’s cancer returned. But the former star underwent surgery last night, and the results are promising.

From an ESPN article by Mike Rodak:

"Doctors completed a complicated 12-hour surgery Wednesday night in New York to remove oral cancer and reconstruct the upper jaw of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.“We successfully removed Mr. Kelly’s cancer from his upper jaw and lymph nodes from his neck,” Dr. Mark Urken, head and neck surgeon at Mount Sinai West, said in a statement. “We then reconstructed his upper jaw. Mr. Kelly is resting comfortably post-operatively.”"

This surgery will lead to a long period of recovery, but the great news is that it was successful.

Even with everything thrown at him, it is hard to find a more positive person than Kelly. The same goes for his entire family, who all continue to inspire the people of Buffalo.

The positive attitude the Kelly family keeps throughout all of this is easy to rally around and proves why Kelly is such a hero in Buffalo. It is incredibly rare to find an individual so great both on and off the field, and Bills fans are lucky to have such a stellar individual represent the city.

The focus now shifts to Kelly’s recovery, and all signs seem to be pointing toward a difficult, yet still successful return to good health. We will keep him and his entire family in our thoughts and there would be nothing better than to see the star quarterback on the field for the home opener in 2018.

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Perhaps him on the same field as someone like Josh Rosen or Baker Mayfield will be the first of many iconic meetings between great Bills quarterbacks.