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Dexter McCluster could have A MRSA infection; Could be sidelined for a minute

Five days after Dexter McCluster blew up for a few long punt returns, and this week he is battling an ankle infection that has left him questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders. McCluster suffered a small cut on his ankle during the Washington win, and complained of swelling in the area after Wednesday’s practice. He was held out of practice the next two days.

An MRI and scan ruled out structural damage. McCluster underwent a minor procedure to open and clean the wound before he was placed on IV antibiotics.

“I know the big question is does he have MRSA and we don’t know that yet because we don’t have all of the cultures back so that’s where we’re at with Dexter,” said Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder. “If anything needs to be updated over the weekend we’ll do that.”

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