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Alabama football coach Nick Saban expressed support for John Machi III following The former Crimson Tide star was diagnosed with leukemia.
Mechi, who was selected in the second round by Houston Texansissued a statement via the team on Sunday saying they had been diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia.
“John has overcome every obstacle he has faced in his life with rigor and determination, and we are behind him every step of the way in his fight against leukemia,” Saban said. “It’s a blessing that he is in a city that is known for great medical care, and in the Houston Texans with an organization that will be with him throughout this journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with him throughout this fight.” Will stay.”
in all three Weather in AlabamaMechi caught 155 passes for 2,081 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The 2021 season with Crimson Tide was his best. He took 96 catches for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns. All were career highs. He finished third in the SEC in reception and receiving yards.
“recently, me apl. was detected (Acute promyelocytic leukemia), the most curable form of leukemia. I am currently receiving very good medical care, am in good spirits and I hope to recover in time later,” he said.
“As a result of this diagnosis, I will not be playing football this season. My main focus will be on my health and recovery. Thanks in advance for your support and well wishes. I can’t wait to come back stronger than ever. God bless.” “
He caught a touchdown pass in the SEC Championship game against Georgia, but tore his ACL causing him to miss the college football playoffs.