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Injury Update: Michael Campanaro "out of wheelchair", is day-to-day

The receiver is okay, and fans are letting out a huge sigh of relief.

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There was no doubt that Michael Campanaro was in for a bigger role this week. Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman even went on the record to say so.

"Under the duress and chaos of the game, he has made some play, so he certainly deserves to get more opportunities."

Campanaro did indeed get those opportunities, and took advantage of them, taking an end around to the house for a nine-yard touchdown run. So it was especially concerning to see the fan favorite Maryland-native being hauled away on a cart during the final minutes of regulation.

But thankfully, all is well. Per ESPN's Jamison Hensley, the receiver is "dealing with back spasms" and is out of the wheelchair that he needed to get to the team bus Thursday night. His status for next week's showdown against the Browns has been classified as "day-to-day", but the long week should benefit him.

The only caveat of this all is Campanaro's injury history. It's what has held him back thus far in his career, and a number of soft tissue injuries hindered him this year's training camp and OTAs.

Hopefully for Campanaro, he'll be back for next week's divisional showdown. With "alligator arms" Marlon Brown and the sometimes invisible Kamar Aiken acting as the team's WR2, the Ravens need Campanaro more than ever now.