Breaking: Texans Rookie Wide Receiver Diagnosed With Leukemia

July 26, 2022

Breaking News: Wide receiver John Metchie, the Texans 2022 second round draft pick has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

“Recently I was diagnosed 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. As a result of 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.”

John Metchie via Houston Texans social media

Metchie was already battling an ACL tear he received in the National Championship against Georgia, his final collegiate game.

While this is still a serious setback for the start of Mechie’s career, it’s good to hear his positivity on the matter. He is confident that he will make a recovery and return “stronger than ever.” While we will likely not see any John Metchie in 2022, look to see him show his skillcase if he is able to suit up in 2023. 

Fellow Texans fans might recall Andre Hal. Hal, a former star Texans safety, was diagnosed with cancer. However, he was able to beat the disease, and return to the Texans before retiring in 2018. 

Hal had this to say via Andrew Wilson about Metchies recent diagnosis…

“You have to stay focused on being positive, staying positive and keeping your family around”

When in a situation like this being confident and in good spirits is crucial. It’s great to hear that John has that, and hopefully he is able to keep that up and make a speedy recovery.

Metchie also received significant praise from fans, teammates, coaches, etc… It’s great to see how the team has come together to support him. 

John Metchie and the Metchie family will be in the thoughts and prayers of many fans, including myself. 


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