McCluster doesn’t have MRSA, but won’t make trip to Oakland


The bad news for Chiefs receiver Dexter McCluster is that he has been downgraded to out for Sunday at Oakland.  The good news is that he has been upgraded to not having MRSA.

According to the team, the Chiefs have determined that the infected cut in McCluster’s ankle does not include MRSA bacteria.  He nevertheless will not travel to Oakland for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

McCluster previously had been listed as questionable.  He missed practice on Thursday and Friday after undergoing a “minor procedure” to clean out the wound.  He was hospitalized overnight Thursday.

The fourth-year wideout has been a versatile weapon for the Chiefs.  He has 46 catches for 438 yards and a touchdown, and he has accounted for all 54 punt returns this season, returning two for touchdowns.