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The Pittsburgh Steelers, who ran back James Conner and Los Angeles Ram's defense attack Aaron Donald, were both appointed to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday. For Conner, the honor continued his incredible journey to cancer.
In an Instagram post after being selected for the Pro Bowl, Conner shared a text he received from Donald after receiving his cancer diagnosis in November 201
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Conner was limited to one game in 2015 due to a knee injury before his Hodgkin's lymphoma was discovered. He announced in May 2016 that he was cancer free and was played in the 2016 season in 13 games. He ran for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns. For the 23-year-old Le Veon Bell, the 23-year-old absent has experienced an outbreak in 2018.
He has run 909 yards and 12 touchdowns while trapping 52 passes for 467 yards and a touchdown.
Based on Conner's performance this year, Donald's forecast of seven Pro Bowls and two All-Pro awards must not turn out to be too much when all is said and done.