Texans rookie John Metchie III diagnosed with leukemia, likely to leave out 2022 season - CBS activities

Houston Texans huge receiver John Metchie III introduced on Sunday that he has been diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia) and should doubtless omit the 2022 season as he focuses on his recovery. The Alabama product become a 2d-circular choose of the Texans earlier this spring at the 2022 NFL Draft. 

"currently, i was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the most curable kind of Leukemia," Metchie's commentary reads. "i'm at the moment receiving wonderful clinical care, am in decent spirits and that i expect to make a recuperation at a later point in time. because of this prognosis, i will doubtless not be enjoying football this season. My leading focus can be on my health and recovery. thanks in strengthen on your guide and smartly-wishes. I cannot wait to return back greater than ever. God bless."

in line with MedlinePlus.gov, APL is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues that "ends up in a shortage of regular white and crimson blood cells and platelets within the body." it is most often clinically determined across the age of forty and happens in about 1 in 250,000 individuals in the united states. 

For the Crimson Tide in 2021, Metchie played 13 games and hauled in 96 receptions for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns. The 22-year-historic was additionally recuperating from a torn ACL he suffered within the 2021 SEC Championship online game. 

With Metchie likely sidelined for the season, the proper of the Texans extensive receiver depth chart carries Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Phillip Dorsett, Chris Conley, and Chris Moore. 

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