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John Calipari doesn’t Expect PJ Washington to Play Saturday


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The Kentucky Wildcats made it through the first round of the NCAA Tournament without sophomore forward PJ Washington and it sounds like they will have to win at least one more without him.


In an interview outside the UK locker room, John Calipari told ESPN he doesn’t think Washington will play in Saturday’s second-round game.



When Calipari was asked to elaborate on Washington’s injury, he had the following to say:


“Well, first of all, the option was a boot or the cast. The cast would speed up the healing, so we said, put the cast on. Whether they’ll take it off tomorrow to check it, I don’t know. If they don’t, he won’t play Saturday, and then they’ll probably try to take it off Tuesday or Wednesday of next week to see how his foot feels.


Everything was negative as far as the X-rays, but they just want — it was a sprained foot, so they just want to keep it calm, so that’s what it is.”


The Wildcats will face the winner of Wofford and Seton Hall.


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