Texans Rookie John Metchie III diagnosed with Leukemia.

Texans Rookie John Metchie III diagnosed with Leukemia.

Texans Rookie John Metchie: Houston Texans wide receiver John Mechie III announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with APL (acute promyelocytic leukemia) and will likely miss the 2022 season as he focuses on his recovery. The Alabama product was a second-round selection of the Texans initially this season at the 2022 NFL Draft. 

Texans Rookie John Metchie

“Recently, I was diagnosed with APL (acute promyelocytic leukemia), a highly curable form of leukemia,” Texans Rookie’s statement read. “I currently have good medical care, in good enthusiasm and I am expecting to recover soon. As a result of this diagnosis, for this season I will not be playing football. I am focusing mainly on my health and recovery. Thank u in advance for your support and well wishes. I can not wait to come back stronger than ever. God bless.”


For the Crimson Tide in 2021, Mechi played in 13 games and hauled in 96 receptions for 1,142 yards and 8 touchdowns. The 22-year-old was recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in the 2021 SEC Championship Game. With Metchie likely sidelined for the season, Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Phillip Dorsett, Chris Conley, and Chris Moore are at the top of the Texans Rookie wide receiver depth chart.



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