Jim Kelly to spend Easter in NYC

Updated: April 17, 2014, 4:23 PM ET
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is planning to spend Easter in New York City with his family, before resuming treatments for sinus cancer.

Kelly's wife, Jill, took to Twitter on Thursday.

Barring any setbacks, Kelly's brother had said earlier this week the former Bills star would travel home to suburban Buffalo before returning to New York City on Sunday to resume treatments.

"He's doing pretty good," Dan Kelly told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "We anticipate Jim coming home for this weekend. He's put together a couple of good days in a row."

Dan Kelly said his brother had a rough stretch last week following his first chemotherapy session on April 8. He said the treatments are particularly painful because they're targeting cancer cells attached to nerves in Kelly's maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues.

Kelly is scheduled to have two more chemotherapy sessions and is also having radiation treatment five days a week.

He has spent the past three weeks being treated at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Kelly initially underwent surgery in Buffalo last June to remove cancerous cells from his upper jaw. A follow-up test in March revealed that the cancer had returned.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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