Athletes are receiving love from their friends, fans and family John Metchie IIIDuring his fight with leukemia.

The 22-year old Houston Texans football player was born July 24. sharedBecause he values his health, he won’t be “likely” playing this NFL season. John started his message with, “Recently I have been diagnosed with APL (“Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), which is the most curable form Leukemia.” “I’m currently getting excellent medical care and am feeling good. I hope to be able to recover at some point later.”

According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, APL is a blood cancer that 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 for their support as he concluded his statement. He wrote, “I can’t wait to return stronger than ever.” “God bless.”