Pitt Running Back James Conner Completes First Round of Chemotherapy (Tweet + Video)


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Pitt running back James Conner was diagnosed with Hogdkin lymphoma on Thanksgiving Day, and on December 8 he began chemotherapy. However, he vowed to fight and defeat cancer, and he inspired others by continuing to take part in non-contact training sessions as much as his body and doctors would allow.

On Monday, Conner reached a major milestone in his battle. He announced on Twitter that he has completed his first round of chemotherapy and is awaiting test results to see how he’s doing.

Conner’s inspirational attitude recently caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, who then invited him onto her show to talk tell his story.

“Hopefully everything will look great and I’ll be back on the field,” Conner told DeGeneres. “What I want to do next is carry the ball again. I can’t wait for the season to start. The goal [of playing in the NFL] is still the same; it’s just a little postponed. Everything’s going to work out for the best. I believe it.”

The Pitt Panthers open their 2016 season against Villanova on September 3. Let’s hope all goes well and James Conner is there on the sidelines, if not actually in the game.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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