Dexter McCluster Injury: Updates on Chiefs Star's Neck

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 25, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 12:  Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 12, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs are currently in the midst of a tough AFC West showdown with the Denver Broncos, but they may have lost a key player in the battle.

UPDATE: Sunday, December 2 at 11:58 a.m. ET

All-purpose receiver Dexter McCluster is active for today's clash with the Panthers, Carolina announced on Twitter.

Chiefs Inactives - 12 Stanzi, 15 Breaston, 19 Wylie, 23 Lewis, 64 Mattison, 68 Hicks, 95 Powe. 79 at LT. 52 at LILB. #CARvsKC

Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 2, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3:25 p.m. ET

The Chiefs have ruled out Dexter McCluster for the remainder of the game, according to Dave Skretta of the Associated Press.

Dexter McCluster has been officially ruled out with head/neck injury. How many #Chiefs guys have gone down with that this season?

— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) November 25, 2012

We'll keep you updated right here when more information comes available on this injury.


According to NFL Network’s Michelle Beisner, the Chiefs multi-positional star Dexter McCluster is currently questionable to return due to a head/neck injury:

Dexter McCluster is questionable to return with a head/neck injury. #DENvsKC

— Michelle Beisner (@MichelleBeisner) November 25, 2012

He went out early in the third quarter as the Chiefs were battling to get on top of the Broncos. His team has fought hard to steal a win away from its first-place foe.  

Before going to the sidelines, the diminutive speedster had received two carries and took them for 23 yards, and also hauled in four receptions for 21 yards.

On the season, prior to this contest, McCluster had 34 receptions for 313 yards and a TD, and also carried the ball seven times for 37 yards. He was putting together what was looking to be one of his better games this year prior to getting hurt.

At 5’8”, 170 pounds, McCluster is also a high risk for injury due to his size. He doesn’t have the bulk to absorb crushing blows from menacing linebackers, safeties and other large defensive players. However, he does have insane speed, which is a reason he’s lasted in the NFL and was selected in the second round of the 2010 draft.

We’ll keep you updated right here with the latest news, information, updates, opinions and fantasy analysis on McCluster, his injury, a specific diagnosis and prognosis as soon as they become available to us.