James Conner went on ‘Ellen’ to discuss cancer battle

Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner is battling cancer and has remained positive along the entire path, and he appeared on The Ellen Show to discuss his journey thus far.

Conner’s segment will air on today’s show at 4 p.m. ET, and may also be seen below.


Conner has been participating in offseason workouts and practices while undergoing chemotherapy and hopes to be well enough to play in the season opener against Villanova on September 3. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in December after missing all but one game of the 2015 season due to tearing his MCL in the season opener against Youngstown State.

And Conner appears to be doing great, having appeared at PNC Park to throw out the first pitch in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ season opener earlier this month and still working hard in practice.

Simply put, cancer diagnosis or no, nothing is going to stop James Conner, it seems. His final chemo treatment is set for May 9, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on his recovery!

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