Texans’ John Metchie III Diagnosed with Leukemia, Likely Out for Season

Originally posted on Bleacher Report |  By Timothy Rapp  |  Last updated 7/23/22

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III announced Sunday he’ll likely miss the 2022 season after being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Metchie, 22, was drafted in the second round by the Texans this year and was placed on the non-football injury list after the announcement.

In his three seasons at Alabama, Metchie caught 155 passes for 2,081 yards and 14 touchdowns. He caught 96 passes for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns last season, pairing with Jameson Williams to give Heisman winner Bryce Young a pair of 1,000-yard receivers.

Metchie’s 2021 season ended in the SEC Championship Game after he tore his ACL.

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