Chiefs' McCluster has ankle infection

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and punt returner Dexter McCluster is still recuperating from an ankle infection.

He sustained the cut in his ankle against the Washington Redskins and had a procedure Thursday and testing for MRSA.

"I know the big question is, ‘Does he have MRSA?’ but we don’t know that because we don’t have all the cultures back," Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder told Kansas City reporters.

McCluster practiced on Wednesday despite soreness and swelling.

According to Burkholder, McCluster has had a magnetic resonance imaging exam and X-ray and is being treated with antibiotics.

“They opened the wound, cleaned it out, got him on an IV and antibiotics, and he was released,” Burkholder said. “He still has a chance to play on Sunday because it’s basically a laceration that he had an infection in.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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