Buffalo Bills hall of fame quarterback Jim Kelly announced today that his oral cancer had returned.  Prior to this unfortunate news he had been cancer free since 2014.

Kelly’s statement:

As our family has faced many trials and triumphs throughout the years, you have blessed us with your prayers. We are asking for those prayers once again. The oral cancer we hoped would be gone forever has returned. Although I was shocked and deeply saddened to receive this news, I know that God is with me. I continuously talk about the four F’s. Faith, Family, Friends and Fans. With all of you by my side, we will fight and win this battle together. Staying “Kelly Tough” and trusting God, will carry us through the difficult time.

The Buffalo Bills also released a statement about the unfortunate news:

We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Jim Kelly and his impending battle with cancer. Jim is a tough and courageous man and we know he will fight this battle with strength and determination. The Buffalo Bills will support the Kelly family during this trying time and we ask our fans to pray for the family as Jim begins the treatment process and the road to recovery.

As you can imagine the news has hit his family hard as well.  Jim’s wife Jill and both of his daughters, Erin and Camryn posted messages on Instagram.