Houston Texans rookie and former Alabama soccer star John Metchie III has leukemia.
Houston traded as much as No. 44 in a take care of the Cleveland Browns to pick out the former Crimson Tide wideout within the 2022 NFL Draft. Metchie was an excellent playmaker at Alabama, however noticed his faculty profession come to an finish when he tore his ACL within the SEC Championship Game victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Alabama would lose the rematch to Georgia within the nationwide title bout.
Metchie did say in his official assertion that he stays “in good spirits” regardless of his analysis.
“Recently I was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the most curable form of Leukemia,” stated Metchie in an announcement launched by the Texans. “I am currently receiving great medical care, am in good spirits and I expect to make a recovery at a later point in time. As a result of this diagnosis, I will likely not be playing football this season. My main focus will be on my health and recovery. Thank you in advance for your support and well-wishes. I cannot wait to come back stronger than ever. God bless.”
Here is the official assertion from Metchie tweeted out by the Texans’ account on Sunday.
Houston Texans, former Alabama soccer WR John Metchie III has leukemia
While right here is to a speedy restoration for Metchie in his battle with blood most cancers, it’s a disgrace his NFL profession has been placed on maintain in the intervening time. Alabama has been Wide Receiver U for the higher a part of the final decade. Had he not torn his ACL, Metchie in all probability goes within the first spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft. Even if he performed with Jameson Williams final yr, everybody knew about Metchie.
Prior to getting damage final yr, Metchie had 96 catches for 1,142 receiving yards and eight journeys to pay dust. He may perform a little little bit of the whole lot within the receiving recreation, making him an extremely worthwhile chess piece on the soccer subject. Unfortunately, he’ll now should face the hardest battle of his life, head-on. One may anticipate Metchie can be on the minds of all who know him.
Our ideas and prayers are with Metchie and his household on his quest to overcome leukemia.