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PJ Washington practices, says status still TBD for Friday

“I feel good. Just a matter of going out there and seeing what I can do.”

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The open portion of Kentucky’s practice was 15 minutes long with mostly stretching and free-throw shooting, which PJ took part in:

However, it sounds like PJ didn’t get a full workload in:

Between this and John Calipari suggesting Washington would be on a minutes restriction, don’t expect to see him get a full workload Friday.

The Kentucky Wildcats are currently in Kansas City getting set for the Houston Cougars in the Sweet 16.

The big question for Kentucky has been the status of PJ Washington, who had his hard cast removed this week as he works his way back from a sprained foot.

On Tuesday, it was reported that the hard cast on PJ’s foot was removed as he flew to Wisconsin to see a foot specialist.

Then on Wednesday, Washington sent everyone into a buzz with a video on Twitter centered on his feet walking around. Both John Calipari and the Kentucky Basketball Twitter account reposted the video on social media, which all but confirmed PJ was back.

Now, Washington is in uniform and heading to Kentucky’s practice:

However, Washington doesn’t want you to think it isn’t a done deal he’s good to go for Friday, as he still hasn’t put any real pressure on the injured foot:

Still, this just about assures Washington of playing Friday, though it remains to be seen if he will be on any type of minutes restriction and if he’s close to being 100% healthy, which Kentucky needs in order to reach the Final Four, though it sounds like they may have to settle for a little less if he’s not even practiced on the foot yet.

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