Alabama’s Nick Saban releases message of assist for John Metchie III following leukemia analysis


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Alabama soccer coach Nick Saban expressed assist for John Metchie III following the previous Crimson Tide star’s revelation he was identified with leukemia.

Metchie, who was chosen within the second spherical by the Houston Texans, launched an announcement via the crew Sunday saying he was identified with a curable type of leukemia.

FILE – Alabama vast receiver John Metchie III runs through the second half of an NCAA school soccer recreation, on Oct. 23, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
(AP Picture/Vasha Hunt, File)

“John has overcome each impediment positioned in entrance of him in his life with toughness and dedication, and we’re behind him each step of the way in which in his combat in opposition to leukemia,” Saban stated. “It’s a blessing that he’s in a metropolis identified for excellent medical care, and with a corporation within the Houston Texans who will likely be with him all through this journey. Our ideas and prayers will likely be with him all through this battle.”

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In his three seasons at Alabama, Metchie caught 155 passes for two,081 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The 2021 season was his finest with the Crimson Tide. He had 96 catches for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns. All have been profession highs. He completed third within the SEC in receptions and receiving yards.

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Alabama Crimson Tide head coach NIck Saban greets Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver John Metchie III, #8, during the CFP National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 11, 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fl.

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach NIck Saban greets Alabama Crimson Tide vast receiver John Metchie III, #eight, through the CFP Nationwide Championship recreation between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 11, 2021 at Onerous Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fl.
(David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

“Just lately, I was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), essentially the most curable type of leukemia. I’m at present receiving nice medical care, am in good spirits and I anticipate to make a restoration at a later cut-off date,” he stated.

“On account of this analysis, I’ll possible not be taking part in soccer this season. My principal focus will likely be on my well being and restoration. Thanks prematurely on your assist and effectively needs. I can not wait to return again stronger than ever. God bless.”

Houston Texans' John Metchie III smiles during an NFL football rookie minicamp practice on May 13, 2022, in Houston.

Houston Texans’ John Metchie III smiles throughout an NFL soccer rookie minicamp apply on Might 13, 2022, in Houston.
(AP Picture/David J. Phillip, File)

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He caught a landing cross within the SEC Championship recreation in opposition to Georgia however tore his ACL inflicting him to overlook the Faculty Soccer Playoff.



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