Texans WR Metchie recognized with leukemia

Houston Texans rookie large receiver John Metchie III introduced Sunday that he has been recognized with a type of leukemia and sure is not going to play this season.

“Just lately I used to be recognized with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), essentially the most curable type of Leukemia,” Metchie said in a statement launched by the Texans.

“I’m at present receiving nice medical care, am in good spirits and I count on to make a restoration at a later cut-off date. On account of this prognosis, I’ll seemingly not be enjoying soccer this season. My fundamental focus shall be on my well being and restoration. Thanks prematurely on your assist and well-wishes. I can not wait to return again stronger than ever. God bless.”

The Texans traded up within the second spherical, sending three picks to the Cleveland Browns, to pick out Metchie 44th total within the 2022 draft.

Metchie had 96 catches for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns final season at Alabama earlier than tearing his ACL within the SEC championship recreation in December. Earlier than this prognosis, he had stated he anticipated to be prepared for coaching camp.


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