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PJ Washington has successful surgery

Washington was battling a finger injury suffered during his freshman season.

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We already know PJ Washington is returning to UK for his sophomore season.

However, there was still some mystery in regards to the finger injury that was going to require surgery.

It looks like Washington just got that wrapped up.

Washington averaged 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in his first collegiate season. He led the team in total rebounds with 211 boards while recording 31 blocks. He has the potential to make a monster jump as a college sophomore, not to mention be selected much higher in the 2019 draft than he would in 2018.

Washington announced in April he was entering the 2018 NBA Draft, but because he didn’t hire an agent, he had until May 30 to make a final decision to remain in the draft or return to UK. He waited until the very last day to announce he was coming back to Lexington, despite frequent buzz that he was leaning toward staying in the draft.

The 6-8 forward from Texas has been taking part in John Calipari’s basketball camps around the state thus far. It’s unclear if this surgery will lead to him missing any of the upcoming dates.

Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery for Washington, who will hopefully be 100 percent by the time UK leaves for the Bahamas trip.

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