Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was discharged from a New York City hospital on Saturday after having surgery last month to remove cancer in his upper jaw.
“Mr. Kelly was discharged from the hospital today after an extremely favorable recovery,” said Dr. Mark Urken, who treated Kelly. “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.”
Folk was his own worst enemy in 2017, misfiring on five field goal attempts and two extra point tries in a span of four games. His worst transgression was missing kicks from 56, 49 and 31 yards in the Bucs 19-14 home loss to the New England Patriots. By the following Monday, the team had four new kickers in for tryouts and put Folk on injured reserve.
That’s because Arians had to lay off the golf thanks to Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals receiver got a little too emotional after an Arizona win at Seattle in December 2016, and his celebratory, sideline bear hug on his coach resulted in a torn rotator cuff.
A get-well card wasn’t going to cut it, either.
“Hell no,” Arians said later. “It’s going to be a get-well convertible.”
Fitzgerald made good on that request this past December.
“Christmas Day, I pulled up in the driveway and there’s a brand new car there. A Mercedes 550 roadster,” Arians said, smiling brightly between bites at the Whirlwind Golf Club.
Was it worth having to undergo surgery? Again, if Dez can still do what he used to be able to do, it means that when he seems to be covered he’s actually still open, and that a properly-placed pass will be caught. Tony Romo knew that, and Romo would make those throws.