- Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer
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Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is battling a recurrence of oral cancer and has traveled to New York City for treatment.
Kelly was initially scheduled for surgery, but that procedure was canceled Wednesday.
“The cancer is in areas that surgery cannot successfully eradicate,” Kelly’s wife Jill wrote on her Facebook page.
Dr. Peter Costantino, directing Kelly’s treatment at Lenox Hill Hospital, said in a statement that Kelly’s condition “remains very treatable and potentially curable.” He will soon undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
The NFL world and fans across social media have offered their support to Kelly and his family. Earlier in the week, the hashtag #GetWellJimKelly trended nationwide. Along with #PrayersforJK, the hashtag continues to generate positive engagement on Twitter.
Here's a sampling of the love Kelly has received via social media: