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Jim Kelly back home after release from Erie County Medical Center


Buffalo Bills Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly was released from Erie County Medical Center today and returned to his home. The release comes 10 days after Kelly’s final radiation treatment in his battle against cancer. Kelly, 54, underwent a six-week regiment of both chemotherapy and radiation treatments to counter the cancer in his maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues. His doctors have said he must wait two to three months after the conclusion of the treatments to determine the next steps in his cancer battle. The Bills' all-time quarterback had been in ECMC since May 15 while receiving the final rounds of radiation. “He’s excited about getting home,” said Kelly’s brother, Dan. “We’re really excited for him and he’s glad to get going on the road to recovery.”

  • Vidiot

    We love you, Jim.

  • rjlcpa

    Would have loved you more if you had won a Super Bowl.



  • Odell

    Congratulations on getting out of the hospital without an additional infection.

  • Jeaniec

    Godspeed a complete healing for you Jim.

  • s835

    He's still around?

    • Here we go, again!


  • Guest

    Looks like people are FINALLY over this. (Not many replies). THANK GOD!!!

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