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Rumors Are Swirling On Kentucky Star P.J. Washington's Status: Here's The Latest

PJ Washington takes a shot against Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 02: PJ Washington #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball in the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 02, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky earned a 2-seed in this year's NCAA Tournament, and Thursday night, the Wildcats are set to take on 15-seed Abilene Christian. At the moment, it's unclear whether they'll have the services of star forward P.J. Washington.

Washington, who averaged 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in his sophomore season, was spotted in a walking boot on Tuesday - leading to speculation that he might not be ready for his team's NCAA Tournament run. Wednesday, there have been plenty of rumors regarding his status.

Kentucky Sports Radio's Matt Jones had an interesting tweet about the situation on Wednesday afternoon.

Rick Bozich of WDRB is hearing some positive news, however. He says that while Washington was not with the team for practice on Wednesday, he is "expected" to be available this weekend. It's unclear if that literally means weekend - like a potential second-round matchup Saturday - or the entire tournament.

Understandably, Kentucky fans are a little worried that Washington, even if he plays, won't be at 100%. The Wildcats, if they win, get the winner of Wofford vs. Seton Hall on Saturday.

We'll see if Kentucky makes any kind of official announcement on Wednesday after practice. Coach Cal is likely playing this one close to hand for as long as he can.