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Ohio State’s Andre Wesson out for two weeks after suffering fractured eye socket

Big hit for OSU’s lone scholarship senior.

If today wasn’t bad enough already for Ohio State fans, it was reported Friday afternoon by the Columbus Dispatch’s Adam Jardy that Ohio state men’s basketball’s Andre Wesson will miss two weeks following an injury sustained in the 64-56 season-opening win over the Cincinnati Bearcats.

While fighting for a loose ball, Buckeye teammate CJ Walker elbowed the elder Wesson brother in the face, forcing him to miss the stretch run of the game.

The Buckeyes will now be without Andre Wesson — the team’s only scholarship senior — for the next three or four games, including Wednesday, Nov. 13’s home game against the No. 10 Villanova Wildcats. Wesson will also miss the game on Sunday Nov. 10 against UMass-Lowell, against Stetson on Nov. 18, and against Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 22.

If the timetable remains, Wesson could be back for the Monday, Nov. 25 game against Kent State.

Andre Wesson had 7 points and 2 rebounds against UC, and averaged 8.6 points, 2.8 boards, and 1.8 assists per game last season. The wing’s veteran leadership and willingness to do whatever it takes to win has been incredibly important in helping ease younger players into the Chris Holtmann era.

But, it hasn’t come without its drawbacks. Last season, Andre cracked his teeth while falling to the floor in the Buckeyes’ win over Bucknell.

We wish a speedy recovery to Andre, and look forward to him getting back on the floor, and hopefully remaining uninjured for the rest of his time in Columbus.