Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Buffalo Bills former quarterback Jim Kelly on the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Kelly posts Instagram message to fans: 'I will be back'

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, one of the NFL’s all-time great and most beloved players, has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments to battle the cancer which returned to his body.

While taking some time off from the hospital and treatments, Kelly posted a video message on his Instagram account to fans, thanking them and boldly stating, “I will be back”.

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Kelly’s wife called her husband’s cancer “aggressive, and starting to spread” in a March 21 blog post. The Hall of Famer successfully completed his first round of chemotherapy on April 9. He is scheduled for two more rounds of chemo, and is getting daily radiation treatments in addition.

Doctors treating Kelly’s cancer have described it as “very treatable and potentially curable,” and if anyone can whip this cancer into submission, it’s Kelly.

H/T – SI.com

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