Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was discharged from a New York hospital on Saturday after having surgery last month to remove cancer in his upper jaw.
"Mr. Kelly was discharged from the hospital (Saturday) after an extremely favorable recovery," Dr. Mark Urken said, per ESPN. "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."
Wife Jill Kelly posted a photo to Instagram of her husband leaving the facility with the caption, "With a swollen smile, and a cane in his hand he was DISCHARGED from the hospital today!"
He is expected to continue his recovery in New York for the next two weeks before returning to Buffalo, his wife said.
Dr. Urken said that a screening for cancer in three months will be required for Kelly, who underwent a complicated 12-hour surgery on March 28 to remove oral cancer and reconstruct his upper jaw. Doctors called the procedure a success but said the recovery would be "extensive."