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)Second-seeded Kentucky opens up its 2019 NCAA Tournament tonight with a matchup with No. 15 seed Abilene Christian. The Wildcats will be without star forward P.J. Washington.Washington was declared out for tonight’s game earlier today. His status for a potential game on Saturday is unclear, though Washington is currently in a hard cast for “precautionary reasons.”A photo of Washington, courtesy of CatsPause.com’s Darrell Bird shows the sophomore standout with a sizable cast on his left foot and having to use a scooter to get around. It’s not a great look for UK fans.PJ’s cast. pic.twitter.com/QzpoEZfLQo— Darrell Bird (@DarrellBird) March 21, 2019Another angle courtesy of Kyle Tucker of The Athletic gives a closer look at the type of wheels Washington is using to get around.So this is PJ Washington tonight. pic.twitter.com/nKtnjT3g7G— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 21, 2019Certainly, these images aren’t encouraging for Washington’s availability on Saturday. It is hard to imagine him playing in two days when this is his current situation.The Wildcats shouldn’t need Washington tonight, but they could definitely use him against either Seton Hall or Wofford in the second round. Seton Hall has actually already beaten Kentucky this season.The Wildcats tip off with Abilene Christian at 7:10 p.m. ET from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. CBS will broadcast the action.