Pitt RB James Conner will have plenty of things on his mind next week at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the Hodgkin lymphoma condition he overcame last offseason won't have to be one of them.
Conner received a "clean scan" on Wednesday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, which is excellent news for one of college football's most inspirational figures. He missed nearly all of the 2015 season with a knee injury, and doctors discovered the cancer during the course of his knee rehabilitation. Through a regimen of chemotherapy, he beat the disease and announced he was cancer-free last May.
He scored two touchdowns in his first game back after beating the disease, and finished his final college season with 1,092 yards on 216 carries with 16 touchdowns for the Panthers last year.
The latest scan on Conner's condition bodes well for his medical evaluations at the combine, which are scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 1. Conner's position group will go through its on-field workout on March 3. Conner was named the ACC Player of the Year in 2014, amassing 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns with a powerful rushing style and a 6-foot-2, 235-pound frame. He will work out at the combine in Indianapolis among a deep group of talented running backs headlined by FSU's Dalvin Cook, LSU's Leonard Fournette and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey.
Conner announced he would enter the NFL draft as an underclassman in December.
Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.
Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.
Publish Date : 23 Şubat 2017 Perşembe 18:29
Football World Cup 2018 Review
The Best Ashes-Winning England Performances
3 Top Tips on How to Manage a Sports Club Effectively
What Unai Emery is doing differently at Arsenal
Partnerships That Make Arsenal a Commercial Successful...
Top Daily Fantasy Football Sleepers to Target...
Shohei Ohtani - A New MLB Star in the Making
Tiger Woods - Comeback Golf at its Best
Soccer's rise and rise in the US – How the...
Golf Shop Online launches new range of titleist...
Braving the Wet Weather in Golf
The Correct Golfing Apparel
|Valerio dodge the shock with the CEOE and downgrade to 7% the rise of the bases maximum contribution|
|The nine highways rescued will be free for the night and will fall by up to 30% during the rest of the day|