PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – One of the key components for Pitt’s upcoming season was carted off at practice today.

Running back James Conner took a hit that injured him to the point where he was seen with ice wrapped on his knee as he was taken off the field by a cart.

Conner put up impressive numbers as a freshman last year rushing for 570 yards and 7 touchdowns in the regular season and carrying the Panthers on his shoulders in their bowl game against Bowling Green where he rushed an impressive 26 times for 229 yards and 1 touchdown.

Head coach Paul Chryst has no information on the severity of the injury after practice.

There was a good chance this year that Conner would not only be helping the Panthers on the offensive side of the ball as Chryst had mentioned the possibility of making Conner a two-way player and using him as a defensive lineman as well.

What the future holds for Conner is now in doubt though as we wait to hear back on how badly he hurt his knee.

Stay tuned to 93-7 The FAN for the latest on this story.

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