Texans’ John Metchie III Had ‘Some Doubt’ He’d Play in NFL After Leukemia Diagnosis

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Erin WalshAugust 3, 2023

Breaking News Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (8) participates in a drill throughout the NFL football crew's coaching camp at Houston Methodist Training Center, on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Maria Lysaker)

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Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III became undecided if he’d play in the NFL again after being identified with leukemia closing summer season.

When requested Thursday at Texans coaching camp if there became a degree that he thought he would possibly perhaps perhaps no longer play football again, Metchie replied:

“Yeah. I’m no longer going to sit down here and convey no. I possess luxuriate in before every little thing stages indubitably you do not know what’s taking place to happen. You do not know what the future has in store for you. … I’d doubtlessly convey doubtlessly the initiating stages there can had been some doubt but I’ve had a solid religion. I had a solid religion then and I in actual fact have a solid religion now.”

Arye Pulli @AryePulli

Texans WR John Metchie III acknowledged that before every little thing stages after his Leukemia diagnosis, there became some “doubt” on if he would ever play football again.

Elated he’s doing better🙏

Cole Thompson @MrColeThompson

#Texans WR John Metchie talks about his slide wait on to enjoying. Mentions how exhausting it became having his family in a favorable.

The Texans chosen Metchie in the 2d spherical of the 2022 draft out of Alabama and he overlooked his total rookie season after being identified with acute promyelocytic leukemia closing summer season.

Texans total supervisor Cut Caserio told journalists on July 26 that Metchie had been cleared for coaching camp and that there had been no concerns about his correctly being, either regarding cancer or the hamstring hurt he suffered earlier this offseason.

“He is cleared to participate here in coaching camp,” Caserio acknowledged. “John’s prepared to scoot. He had rather bit of a setback there in the spring, but he’s cleared, he’s prepared to word, and we will take it one day at a time. I’m definite he’s anxious and excited to safe wait on on the discipline.”

Houston Texans @HoustonTexans

Can no longer earn him 🥋

With Metchie wait on in the fold forward of the 2023 season, the Texans are hoping he in total is a top goal of rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, whom they selected 2d total in the 2023 draft.

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