UK forward PJ Washington wearing a walking boot as a precaution


By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today

Kentucky forward PJ Washington departed with the Wildcats for Jacksonville Tuesday and left with a walking boot on his foot.

A Kentucky spokesman said the walking boot was precautionary and no other details were offered. Kentucky will have an open practice Wednesday in Jacksonville ahead of Thursday’s game against Abilene Christian in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Washington is Kentucky’s leading scorer and is averaging 14.8 points per game. Washington also is Kentucky’s leading rebounder with 7.5 boards per outing.