OSU also said in its statement that Wesson would return this season. A source told CBS Sports that Wesson returning in time to play in the Big Ten tournament is likely. The Big Ten tournament will be held March 13-17 in Chicago.
The Buckeyes are a No. 9 seed in Jerry Palm's latest Bracketology. Ohio State publicly revealing that Wesson will return this season is intentional: the school wants the NCAA Tournament selection committee to know that he is scheduled to be available come time for the NCAAs. With the Buckeyes on the bubble, Wesson's availability is crucial information as to how the committee handles Ohio State's case.
Without him for at least the next three games, OSU loses its best interior presence and most important player. Wesson's 14.6 points per game is best on the team, as is his 6.7 rebounding average.