Dexter McCluster practiced all last week, but his foot continued to swell. He was thankful the doctor’s kept a close on eye it, because they had the wound cleaned out later in the week, but wasn’t able to return on time to play against the Raiders.
“This is a first for me,” he said. “You get those small cuts every day. It’s just something that kind of popped up on me, but we caught it early. Doctors did the (procedure to clean the wound), and I’ve been taking positive steps forward after that.
“I’m going to keep treating it. I’m going to keep doing whatever I have to do off the field to get back on the field.”
Initially, the Chiefs feared McCluster’s infection might be MRSA, which is resistant to antibiotics. Tests later ruled that out, and the Chiefs were able to treat the infection.
“I had no idea what that was,” McCluster said, referring to MRSA. “My mom, she was calling me (about that). We didn’t know what it was (at first). Thank God it wasn’t. Something that small, a cut I get every day in this sport. I took it very serious. I wanted to make sure it didn’t move, didn’t spread, didn’t affect my body as a whole. They did a great job of going in and finding out what it was.”