It has only been six weeks since Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly underwent extensive surgery on his mouth and jaw to remove a cancerous tumor. But the always resilient QB is on the comeback road.
Appearing on The John Murphy Show Thursday night, Kelly says his recovery continues, although not quite as quickly as he would like.
“I’m getting better,” Kelly said on the radio show. “I’m not a very patient person and the patience has been running out for a couple of weeks now, just wondering when the pain’s going to subside. I am getting better, slowly but surely, it will all come to a head where I’ll be fine and get back to normal. But they had to do a lot.”
Kelly announced at his football camp three weeks ago that he is cancer free and will not require immediate chemotherapy or radiation. And he’s looking forward to a checkup in a couple of weeks.
“I’ve heard so many horror stories about chemo and radiation, and some of the things other people have gone through. I send my prayers out to them every night,” he told host John Murphy.
” We have to continue to listen to what my dentist says and what my doctors say, and do the right thing. In about two weeks, I go for my first CT scan to make sure none of the cancer has come back. I’m very blessed.”
Kelly will be on hand for a one day youth football clinic at St John Fisher College in Rochester next Tuesday, July 23rd. Information about the clinic is available here.
The entire radio interview with Jim Kelly is available here.
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