Bills Legend Jim Kelly Says He Has MRSA Infection, Undergoing Treatment

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was declared cancer-free back in September, yet he is now facing a staph infection in his bones, per an interview with the Miami Herald.

Kelly told the Herald that he is undergoing an eight-week treatment for a the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. He is now taking intravenous antibiotics three times a day to combat the infection.

"It's a small setback, but you have to keep pushing on, keep fighting and just live every day because you never know what tomorrow holds," Kelly told WQAM radio Saturday, via Mike Rodak of "You got to keep a positive spirit. Anytime that you're fighting something you have to keep pushing on and have good people around you, and I have."

After undergoing months of chemotherapy and radiation for jaw cancer, Kelly's doctors noted that he was not experiencing pain in the region back in August. They then declared him cancer-free the next month.

The pain, however, has returned.

"I was cleared in September of the cancer -- I have another MRI in two weeks," Kelly told the Herald. "The toughest part for me was I was almost ready to take out my feeding tube, I was feeling good and they said they need to do some biopsies.

"Those 12 biopsies put me back so far."

Kelly underwent further surgical procedures after the biopsies and remains on a feeding tube.

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