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Auburn's Tashawn Manning Has Chemotherapy Port Removed, Set To Begin Workouts

Tashawn Manning was set to join Auburn's 2016 signing class until December, when he was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Nine months later, Manning's chemotherapy port has been removed, and he is set to start working out again, and aims to enroll at Auburn in January.

Manning made the big announcement via Twitter on Wednesday morning.

After losing a reported 60 pounds during chemotherapy, Manning will look to get back into football shape over the next few months. He was listed at 260 pounds as a recruit last season. He outlined his plan for after the port removal back in June, to 247Sports' Keith Niebuhr.

“I’ve got to wait at least a week, to get my port removed — that’s the thing in my chest,” Manning said. July 12 "Once I get that out, my dad has gotten me a personal trainer. I’m going to be doing heavy lifting, trying to get back so I’m ready before I go to Auburn.”

Tashawn Manning is one of two members of Auburn's 2016 class that was diagnosed with cancer during the offseason. Offensive tackle Brodarious Hamm was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in March, but he was able to enroll in school in late June. He is set to finish chemotherapy this month, according to a report by

We wish both Hamm and Manning the best of luck as they continue their respective cancer battles.