John Metchie III, Texans rookie and former Alabama standout, reveals leukemia analysis


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Houston Texans extensive receiver John Metchie III introduced Sunday he was recognized with leukemia and can probably miss the 2022 season whereas he fights it.

Metchie made his announcement by the Texans. He was about to enter his first season in the NFL.

John Metchie of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to reporters through the NFL Draft Mix on the Indiana Conference Middle March 2, 2022, in Indianapolis,.
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“Just lately, I was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), probably the most curable type of leukemia. I’m presently receiving nice medical care, am in good spirits and I anticipate to make a restoration at a later time limit,” he stated.

“Because of this analysis, I’ll probably not be taking part in soccer this season. My primary focus shall be on my well being and restoration. Thanks upfront in your help and properly needs. I can not wait to come back again stronger than ever. God bless.”

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Houston chosen Metchie within the second spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft

Bryce Young (9) of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with teammate John Metchie III (8) before the SEC Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 4, 2021, in Atlanta.

Bryce Younger (9) of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with teammate John Metchie III (eight) earlier than the SEC Championship sport in opposition to the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. four, 2021, in Atlanta.
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In three seasons at Alabama, he caught 155 passes for two,081 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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

Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8) warms up prior to the start of the SEC Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs Dec. 4, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Alabama extensive receiver John Metchie III (eight) warms up previous to the beginning of the SEC Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs Dec. four, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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He caught a landing move within the SEC Championship sport in opposition to Georgia.



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