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Jim Kelly discharged from hospital following surgery

(WIVB) - Jim Kelly was discharged from the hospital Saturday afternoon following his surgery to remove cancer from his upper jaw and lymph nodes, Kelly's wife Jill confirmed on Instagram Saturday. 

The Bills great will continue his recovery in NYC for two weeks before returning to Buffalo. 

In her Instagram post, Jill Kelly thanked the Mount Sinai staff, including Kelly's doctor Dr. Mark Urken. 

"One day at a time. One prayer at a time. All in God’s perfect timing! Thank you for praying!!" she wrote. 

Dr. Urken said that Kelly made an "extremely favorable recovery". 

"The speed of that process, considering the extensive nature of his surgery, was a function of his toughness, the firmness of his resolve, his faith and the support of his family. All of those factors will continue to serve him well as he moves on to the next phase of his rehabilitation", Kelly said in a statement. 



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