Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) gets past Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (94) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 35-28. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs fear Dexter McCluster may have MRSA


Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster suffered a cut in last week’s game against the Washington Redskins. That cut got infected and resulted in McCluster undergoing a procedure on Thursday as well as other tests.

“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,” head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.

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

There is a lot of reason for concern given the outbreak of MRSA infections in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers locker room this season. Until told otherwise there is no reason to believe that the Chiefs training staff are hiding anything.

We’ll see when the cultures come back.

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