Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro (collarbone) out 4-6 weeks

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Wake Forest leading receiver Michael Campanaro will miss four to six weeks with a broken collarbone. (USATSI)
Michael Campanaro will miss four to six weeks with a broken collarbone. (USATSI)

Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro suffered a broken collar bone against Syracuse on Saturday and will miss four to six weeks recovering from the injury.

The school confirmed what many feared when Campanaro, the team's best and most versatile offensive player, left the game in the first quarter after a punt return. The senior wide receiver entered the game averaging 113.1 receiving yards per game and just recently became the school's all-team leading pass catcher. Campanaro has also thrown four touchdowns and served as the team's primary return man during his career with the Demon Deacons.

Whether Campanaro plays again depends on the play of his Demon Deacon teammates. Wake Forest dropped to 4-5 after the 13-0 loss at Syracuse, leaving home dates against Florida State and Duke and the season finale at Vanderbilt as the last opportunities to reach the six win plateau.

If Campanaro's college career career is over, he should be able to find a spot on a team at the next level. CBSSports.com currently has him projected as a seventh-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but even if Campanaro is not drafted it is hard to imagine NFL general managers not wanting that kind of skill set in training camp.

CBSSports.com's Dane Brugler writes that Campanaro "is a smart football and has an extremely detail-oriented skill-set."

"Watching the tape against BC in 2013, the game just seems to slow down for him at the catch point to watch the ball into his hands. [He] isn't small with a solid build and deceiving strength, displaying some power with a stiff arm after the catch. Savvy pass catcher who works soft spots and is a quarterback's best friend, which will endear him to NFL scouts."

Campanaro thanked the fans on Twitter after the news was official.

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