Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia known as APL.
Metchie released a statement via the Texans’ social media page stating that he most likely won’t be likely not be playing football for the 2022 season.
Metchie is now the second Texans’ receiver to be out of the game before the start of the season. In his final season with Alabama, Metchie totaled 96 catches for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns.
Currently, the Texans have Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Chris Conley, Phillip Dorsett, Chris Moore, Davion Davis, Chad Beebe, Connor Wedington, Jalen Camp, Drew Estrada and Johnny Johnson on the active roster as receivers.
The new receiver, Metchie plans to focus on treatment and recovery.