Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has cancer in his upper jawbone and will undergo surgery on Friday, he announced Monday morning.
“Doctors have told me that my prognosis for recovery is very good,” he said in a statement just before the start of his annual celebrity charity golf tournament.
The quarterback who led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma. The cancer appears not to have spread to any other parts of his body.
Kelly, 53, has had several medical issues in the past, including back, neck and hernia problems that required surgery. In addition, his son Hunter was born in 1997 with Krabbe disease and died in 2005.