PJ Washington injury update: Status of Kentucky star remains unclear with Sweet 16 looming

The status of Kentucky star forward PJ Washington remains unclear as No. 2 seed Kentucky prepares for its Sweet 16 matchup on Friday against No. 3 seed Houston in the Midwest Regional. Washington has missed the last two games while recovering from a sprained foot he suffered against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. Last week, Kentucky confirmed he was in a walking boot for precautionary reasons but he was spotted at Kentucky’s game on the bench wearing a hard cast as a result of a specialist’s recommendation.

Wildcats coach John Calipari said on his weekly radio show Monday that he is still unsure about Washington’s status this week, but did add that he’s expected to shed the cast on Tuesday to determine how far he has recovered to this point.

“We don’t know if PJ is going