Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner’s return to action will be further delayed following his being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.
Conner announced the news during a press conference on Friday afternoon.
There is some positive news, however, as Sam Werner of The Pittsburgh Post Gazette tweeted that Conner’s chances of recovery were good.
A junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, about 127 miles north of Pittsburgh, Conner was limited to one game this season due to a knee injury. He has progressed well on that front, but his sole focus now should be beating cancer before even thinking about what comes next in the football department.
Campus Sports wishes Conner a speedy recovery and sends its best to him and his family.
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