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             === Wound leads to infection for Chiefs' McCluster ===
 
 Kansas  City, MO  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Kansas  City punt  returner and  wide
 receiver  Dexter  McCluster had  an infected  ankle wound  cleaned out and was
 placed on IV antibiotics, Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday.
 
 Burkholder  said McCluster's  ankle was  sore  and swollen  after practice  on
 Wednesday  but an  MRI and X-ray showed no structural damage. McCluster had "a
 very  small cut on  the outside of his ankle" that he suffered in Sunday's win
 over the Washington Redskins, Burkholder said.
 
 After  McCluster  didn't respond to  antibiotics, he underwent what Burkholder
 called "a very minor procedure" to open the wound and clean it out.
 
 McCluster  has  not been ruled out  for Sunday's road game against the Oakland
 Raiders.
 
 "He  still has a chance to play on Sunday because it is basically a laceration
 that he had an infection in," said Burkholder.
 
 "I know the big question is does he have MRSA," the trainer continued, "and we
 don't know that yet because we don't have all of the cultures back."
 
 Earlier  this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were struck with an outbreak of
 MRSA, a dangerous staph infection that is hard to treat.
 
 McCluster  has  gained 631 yards and  scored two touchdowns on 54 punt returns
 this season. He has 46 catches for 438 yards and a score.
 
 The  Chiefs  have ruled  out tackle  Brandon Albert  (knee), tight end Anthony
 Fasano (concussion) and pass rusher Justin Houston (elbow).
 
 12/13 17:02:19 ET