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Jim Kelly discharged from hospital after follow-up surgery

Jim Kelly has been discharged Friday from Mount Sinai West in New York a day after undergoing follow-up surgery.

Five implants were inserted into the new bone in Kelly's upper jaw. Another surgery looms in September, when he will have permanent dentures inserted.

“Mr. Kelly left the hospital after this second stage procedure to help restore his dentition to the reconstructed upper jaw,” Dr. Mark Urken, Head and Neck Surgeon at Mount Sinai West, said in a statement.

In a statement, Jill Kelly said, "Everything is moving forward as planned."

"Jim has some swelling and healing that needs the take place after this recent procedure," she said. "We are very thankful for the team of Mount Sinai doctors taking care of Jim. We appreciate the continued prayer and support and trust God with everything.”

Kelly underwent 12 hours of surgery March 28 in New York for the reconstruction of his upper jaw and the removal of a cancer cell on the right side of his upper jaw. It was his second recurrence of cancer since 2013, when he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his jaw.

Kelly's long-running football camp begins Sunday, and he has said he plans to attend.

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