Hand injuries are obviously especially tough for receivers. Scooter Haggins broke his hand against Oklahoma in 2011 and returned four weeks later against Duke. Haggins, however, did not catch another pass after returning in 2011. Seminole fans obviously hope for a more productive return from Greene, by Florida State's best receiver entering 2012. The tight end segment entered camp a bit thin due to Kevin Haplea's ACL tear and Christo Kourtzidis' transfer, but Florida State has for the most part had a relatively healthy camp, with little more than the usual nicks and bruises.
The receiver segment, however, has experienced some attrition, as senior Willie Haulstead was unable to maintain his eligibility and Haggins was lost to a knee injury. Combined with the offseason losses of Greg Dent (legal) and Marvin Bracy (track), the receiver segment was already getting somewhat thin.
This injury puts further pressure on formerly celebrated recruit Christian Green and the Seminoles' young freshmen receivers to pick up the slack. Fortunately, Florida State's soft early schedule—aside from the dangerous opening game against Pitt—should allow Greene time to recover.