Houston Texans’ John Metchie III Receives Leukemia Diagnosis


Friends, family, and fellow athletes send their love to John Metchie IIIDuring his battle against leukemia.

The 22-year old Houston Texans player was born July 24. ShareHe’ll “likely not be playing”This NFL season, he will put his health first. “Recently I was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the most curable form of Leukemia,”John’s message was first. “I am currently receiving great medical care, am in good spirits and I expect to make a recovery at a later point in time.”

The following is an extract from the National Organization for Rare DisordersAPL, a form of blood cancer, is “characterized by a marked increase in a type of white blood cells known as promyelocytes, a type of immature white blood cell.”

As the Houston Texans prepare for their upcoming season, John—a rookie who was the 44th pick in the 2022 NFL draft back in April—wrote that his main focus will be on his recovery.

John thanked his supporters in advance for their well wishes as he closed his statement. “I cannot wait to come back stronger than ever,”He wrote. “God bless.”

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