Kentucky's PJ Washington in Boot Before March Madness; Injury Not Serious

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 19, 2019

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY - MARCH 09:  PJ Washington #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 09, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Two days before the start of the 2019 NCAA men's tournament, the Kentucky Wildcats are dealing with an injury to leading scorer PJ Washington. 

Per The Athletic's Kyle Tucker, Washington has been in a walking boot since Sunday with an injury that's not believed to be serious or season-ending. 

Washington only played 20 minutes in Kentucky's 82-78 loss to Tennessee in the SEC tournament semifinals Saturday. 

It's unclear when Washington might have injured himself. The sophomore star was playing in the closing stretch against the Vols, even putting Kentucky up by one point on a putback dunk with just over one minute remaining.

Washington led the Wildcats with 14.8 points and 7.6 assists per game and shot 41.9 percent from three-point range this season.

Opening the tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, Kentucky will begin its quest for an NCAA title against Abilene Christian at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. ET. 

Related

    John Calipari says Nick Richards has to “take” opportunity coming up

    Kentucky Wildcats Basketball logo
    Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

    John Calipari says Nick Richards has to “take” opportunity coming up

    Vaughts Views
    via Vaughts Views

    Brad Calipari visiting Bryant today

    Kentucky Wildcats Basketball logo
    Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

    Brad Calipari visiting Bryant today

    Drew Franklin
    via Kentucky Sports Radio

    Best of Zion's Draft Presser

    👀 Gives his thoughts on AD trade 🏆 Wants to win MVP, ROY and DPOY 🤔 'Might not' participate in dunk contest

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Best of Zion's Draft Presser

    👀 Gives his thoughts on AD trade 🏆 Wants to win MVP, ROY and DPOY 🤔 'Might not' participate in dunk contest

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report