Jim Kelly's wife revealed on her Facebook page today the legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback will not have cancer surgery as expected and will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment instead.
"At this point and time surgery is not the best option for Jim," Jill Kelly posted. "Because of complexity and aggressive nature of this cancer and after more scans and tests, the plan has changed.
"At this point, Jim will not be having surgery. The cancer is in areas that surgery cannot successfully eradicate. Therefore, the medical specialists here in NYC along with our Buffalo team believe that chemotherapy and radiation are the best option.
"If you've dealt with cancer you know that you never really know for sure what each moment will hold."
Jill Kelly posted a photo of Jim Kelly being hugged by his father in the hospital.
Jim Kelly went to Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
Jim Kelly had a cancerous tumor removed in June, and it was discovered two weeks ago the cancer had returned. His wife previously wrote the recurrence is "aggressive and starting to spread."