Aug 31, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Charone Peake (19) runs after catching a pass during the first quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Football: Charone Peake to undergoes knee surgery, will miss start of camp

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The Clemson Tigers will be beginning training camp soon as they look to dethrone Florida State in the ACC in 2014, but when they do report, they will be without one of their top targets at wide receiver as Charone Peake underwent minor knee surgery recently and it will cause him to miss at least the first week of camp.

However, have no fear, Clemson fans. Unlike the torn ACL that Peake suffered last season that caused him to miss all but two games throughout the year, this was just a minor procedure. Although, given the past, they just have to be cautious with any knee injury that Peake suffers.

“Charone was having a great summer, but tweaked a knee on Wednesday making a reception (during offseason workouts),” coach Dabo Swinney said in a release from the school. “The surgery was successful, and his ACL is fine. He will probably miss the first week of practice and then we will go from there. We expect him to play against Georgia in the season opener.”

Still, the Tigers need all hands on deck with their offense throughout workouts, especially given what they lost from last season. They’re starting out with a new quarterback in Cole Stoudt and Peake is one of the new receiving targets that will be taking over for Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins.

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