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TyTy Washington: Kentucky guard IN for game against Kansas on Saturday

We take a look at what it means for the Wildcats below.

Kentucky Wildcats TyTy Washington Jr. is helped off the court with an injury as Auburn Tigers men’s basketball takes on Kentucky Wildcats at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK

Update: Washington will start Saturday’s game against Kansas.

Update: It appears Washington will try to play Saturday against the Jayhawks.

The Kentucky Wildcats go into Saturday’s heavily anticipated contest against the Kansas Jayhawks potentially shorthanded with guard TyTy Washington still dealing with an ankle injury. He suffered the injury in the team’s contest against Auburn and missed the game against Mississippi State. Washington is a key piece of this Kentucky rotation, averaging 13.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

John Calipari said Washington did not practice Thursday, along with Daimion Collins and Jacob Toppin. The Wildcats could be dealing with some significant absences in what is another banner game for the team. Washington likely takes a questionable tag into the contest but doesn’t appear to have made much progress. It’ll be surprising to see him out there Saturday against the Jayhawks.

Right now at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Wildcats are listed as a 5-point underdog. The line opened with Kentucky as a 5-point underdog. The total sits at 152.