The Houston Texans are slowly beginning to make their transition back to football with training camp this week, but one player in particular has his focus elsewhere.
The Texans released a statement from rookie wide receiver John Metchie III after he was diagnosed with leukemia.
“Recently I was disagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the most curable form of Leukemia. 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.”
Metchie was drafted by the Texans in the second round of this past draft and was expected to compete for a starting role in the offense this season. However, Metchie will likely wait to make his debut until after the 2022 season.
On behalf of Battle Red Blog, we wish Metchie a speedy recovery.