According to the Columbus Dispatch’s Adam Jardy, Ohio State sophomore forward Andre Wesson has been medically cleared to return to the basketball court after sitting out most of the summer due to an undisclosed medical condition.
Wesson’s father, Keith, told the Dispatch, “He was cleared to play this last Friday. Everything’s been resolved and cleared to play. He’ll be back at it this week. Truly a blessing.”
While that is positive news for Wesson, Ohio State still needs to sign off before he can rejoin his teammates. A team spokesperson told Jardy, “We are completing the medical evaluating process and anticipate having Andre back on the court shortly.”
Accounting for 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game, Wesson didn’t have a tremendous impact on the team as a freshman last season, but with the significant roster turnover that occurred this summer, before and after Chris Holtmann became the program’s new head coach, having 10 scholarship players on the roster would be a bonus for the Buckeyes.
Andre’s younger brother, Kaleb, is a highly-recruited true freshman center who is expected to contribute immediately for the Buckeyes this season.
Jardy explains that Wesson’s medical issue is something that he has been dealing with for most of his life, and that it doesn’t require ongoing attention. During his time away from the game, his father said that Wesson rested his body in anticipation of being a larger part of the team’s plans this season.