Wake Forest’s shutout loss to Syracuse Saturday became a whole lot worse thanks to the loss of a key player on the offensive side of the ball.
A school spokesperson confirmed to ESPN.com that Michael Campanaro suffered a broken collarbone in the 13-0 conference loss. The injury will keep the wide receiver sidelined for at least four weeks and as many as six.
The optimistic prognosis would have the senior back for the Nov. 30 game against Vanderbilt, although it’s more realistic that he will miss the remainder of the season. That’s unless, of course, the 4-5 Demon Deacons become bowl-eligible by winning at least two of their three remaining games.
Campanaro leads Wake in receptions (65) and receiving yards (792). Jonathan Williams and Tyree Harris are No. 2 in the former category with 14, Williams No. 2 in the latter with 208.
Campanaro has caught six of the Demon Deacons’ 13 touchdown passes as well.