Kansas City Chiefs slot receiver and punt returner Dexter McCluster will miss Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders due to an infection in his ankle.
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McCluster cut his ankle in Sunday’s game against the Redskins in Washington. He complained of a swollen ankle after participating in practice Wednesday. After structural damage was ruled out, McCluster had a procedure on the ankle in which the wound was opened and cleaned out.
The Chiefs said tests ruled out MRSA.
McCluster is third on the Chiefs with 46 receptions, but he has had a bigger impact this season as a punt returner. He has two returns for touchdowns this season, including one for 74 yards against Washington last week.
Junior Hemingway will split McCluster’s snaps as a slot receiver with Chad Hall. Hemingway has eight catches and two touchdowns while Hall has just one catch this season.
The Chiefs will use Hall or Quintin Demps to return punts. Neither one of them has returned a punt this season.