Former Crimson Tide wideout and current Houston Texans rookie John Metchie III announced on Sunday that he was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. The Ontario native was set to make his NFL debut this season after an incredible three-year career at Alabama, but will now shift his focus to his health.

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The wideout's message read, "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 full recovery at a later point in time," the message continued, "As a result of the 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."

Metchie was picked in the second round of this year's NFL Draft and was expected to be a big contributor to the Texans this season. He compiled an impressive 2,081 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in three years with the Crimson Tide, and was one of the most consistently reliable targets on the offense.

On behalf of everyone at Tide100.9, we wish Metchie a speedy recovery.

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