Last week, Traevon Jackson said he would be on the court for Senior Day against Michigan State. He, unfortunately, missed his last chance to play on the Kohl Center court with fellow seniors Frank Kaminsky, Duje Dukan and Josh Gasser, and he may now also miss the rest of the regular season and Big Ten tournament.
On Monday's Big Ten coaches teleconference, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said he was unsure of when Jackson would be able to suit up again for the Badgers.
"I can't rule anything out because the coaches are the last to know anymore," Ryan said. "His clearance may be two weeks, who knows?"
Jackson has already been ruled out for the Minnesota and Ohio State games this week, and now the Big Ten tournament is in jeopardy as well.
Wow. Bo Ryan just said Traevon Jackson's "clearance may be two weeks. Who knows?" That would rule out Big Ten tournament. #Badgers— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) March 2, 2015
Bo Ryan on Jackson's timetable and whether he'd be ready for the B1G Tourney: "That might be tough." #Badgers— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) March 2, 2015
This is certainly difficult news for Jackson and the Badgers, but it is in the point guard's best interest to wait until he is 100 percent healthy to return to the lineup. Jackson is averaging 9.4 points per game and 2.9 assists per game and hasn't played since fracturing his right foot against Rutgers on Jan. 11.