Houston Texans rookie John Metchie III is not likely to play in the NFL this season following his diagnosis of Leukemia.
The wide receiver, 22 announced his diagnosis on Sunday. He stated that he’s in “good spirits” and that the expectation is that he will be able to recover.
“Recently I was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the most curable form of Leukemia,” the doctor said in an announcement.
“I am currently receiving top medical treatment, and am feeling great and am hopeful of making the recovery at some date.”As a consequence of this diagnosis, I’m most likely not be playing football in the coming season. My primary attention will be on my health and recuperation.
“Thank you in advance for your support and well-wishes. I cannot wait to come back stronger than ever. God Bless.”As per the National Organization of Rare Disorders, APL is a type of blood cancer “characterized by a marked increase in a type of white blood cells known as promyelocytes.”
john metchue has risen to every challenge
The Alabama player made 96 grabs with 1,142 yards, and 8 touchdowns during the season, before spending time on the sidelines following the tearing of his ACL in December.
john metchi has overcome every challenge placed in front of him in his life with toughness and determination, and we are behind him every step of the way in his fight against Leukemia,” Saban stated in the declaration in a statement on Sunday.
“It’s an absolute blessing that he’s in a place that with a reputation for excellent care, and a reputable organization with the Houston Texans, who will be there for him throughout his journey.
“Our thoughts and prayers will remain with him throughout this battle.”