- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Wake Forest receiver Michael Campanaro delivered some good news about his hand injury Tuesday.
Campanaro wrote on Twitter he does not need surgery, and could return against Clemson on Thurs., Oct. 25. If he cannot make it back for that game, his target return is against Boston College on Nov. 3.
The Deacs' star offensive player hurt his hand in the first quarter in a loss to Duke last week. He was the ACC's leading receiver going into the game, and currently has 38 catches for 429 yards and three touchdowns. He had two receptions for 8 yards against the Blue Devils.
"Camp is just one of those guys who's never on a list now," coach Jim Grobe said during his news conference Tuesday. "You never hear a negative thing. Everybody is positive about him whether it's on or off the field. You really hurt for the kid. It certainly hurts our football team but we're more concerned about the individual kids. I'm just really sad for him. But the good news is that I think he'll bounce back. I think he'll make it back, hopefully in a few weeks. If we can get him back and have him playing great football at the end of the season then it's not all lost. It's not like having an ACL; this is something he can come back from. So there's good news and bad news; we'll miss him, but hopefully we can get him back sooner rather than later."
If Campanaro is able to return against Clemson, he will have only missed two games. Wake Forest plays at Maryland this week, then has a bye before playing at Virginia and then Clemson.