Over the weekend, the Chargers announced that running back Dexter McCluster would miss the remainder of the season due to a fractured forearm that he sustained in a luggage accident at home. On Monday, McCluster went into detail about the incident, which happened because he didn’t know where his phone was.
According to McCluster, he was searching for his phone when a suitcase fell on his arm.
“I was looking for my phone at the house,” McCluster explained to reporters, “and my wife, she packed a bag. She came down from Tennessee. So when I moved (the suitcase), I yanked it, and I didn’t realize there was something in there. I felt a sharp pain in my wrist. … I yanked it out of the way, and luck of the draw.”
He said that his fingers turned blue and purple.
McCluster was lost after fellow running back Danny Woodhead tore his ACL earlier in the year, and Brandon Oliver tore his Achilles in August. With three running backs down, Kenneth Farrow is now the primary backup to Melvin Gordon.
– Kenny Ducey