Kelly, 53, who disclosed this month that he had squamous cell carcinoma in his upper jaw bone, said Monday at the opening of his football camp that he is free of the disease following June 7 surgery, according to the Buffalo Bills' website.
"I found out the great news on Wednesday," Kelly said. "From everything that they did in surgery, if I had to do radiation or chemo it would put me way back."
Kelly had the left side of his jaw, all the teeth on the left side of his mouth and several front teeth removed. He then had skin, taken from his left leg, grafted to the area. He described his mouth as being "very, very sore" and said he's lost about 15 pounds because of food restrictions.
Kelly led the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1991 to 1994. He was inducted into the Canton, Ohio-based Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002 after playing his entire National Football League career with the Bills from 1986 to 1996.
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