Bills great Kelly shows no sign of cancer after biopsy

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly showed no signs of cancer after a biopsy on Thursday

Mark J. Rebilas—
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly before Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received good news after he underwent a biopsy on Thursday.His wife, Jill Kelly, posted on Instagram that the preliminary results from the biopsy showed no signs of cancer.”A big thumbs up from JK! And a big THANK YOU to God, the doctors and all of you who prayed for Jim today,” Jill Kelly wrote. “Preliminary results from the biopsies show NO sign of cancer!! After he heard the awesome news, he said two things: ‘Thank God for all the prayers!’ And… ‘I need a chocolate milkshake!’ #KellyTough.”Earlier in the day, Jill Kelly said on Instagram that her husband was in the hospital in New York for a biopsy.Kelly, 56, first began battling cancer in his jaw in 2013 and had a recurrence in 2014. Doctors in New York City are investigating whether the cancer has returned.If the results of the biopsy hold, Kelly will have been cancer-free for nearly 24 months.Last week at his annual football camp at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Kelly was upbeat about his health.”I feel awesome,” Kelly told the Buffalo News. “I’m at playing weight. I’m at 230, which is cool. I gained a little over 30 pounds back, which is good. I got the green light to work out now, which is good. I just started back. Hopefully I’ll get a bit stronger.”Kelly led the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances. He retired after the 1996 season.