PJ Washington won’t be on the court for Kentucky’s first game in the NCAA Tournament against Abilene Christian. The specialists confirmed our original diagnosis that @PJWashington has a sprained foot and there is no fracture. Once we determined that PJ was not going to play today, they put him in a hard cast for precautionary reasons. He is out for today’s game.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) March 21, 2019According to Calipari, Washington was placed in a hard cast for “precautionary reasons”. It’s unclear when he will be able to return if Kentucky advances past the first round.Washington is the Wildcats’ leading scorer (14.8 points per game) and leading rebounder (7.5). He will be watching off the court as No. 2 Kentucky takes on No. 15 Abilene Christian Thursday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Related News March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Arizona State’s First Four win over St. John’s Coach John Calipari announced that the forward won’t be playing Thursday, but there is a silver lining — the injury Washington suffered during the Wildcats’ SEC Tournament game against Tennessee is just a sprain, not a fracture.