Everyone wants to know whether TyTy Washington (ankle) will be able to play tomorrow at Kansas, but it sounds like the Cats could be down two more players. When asked about TyTy’s status, Calipari said TyTy, Daimion Collins, and Jacob Toppin all missed practice yesterday. Orlando Antigua, who was not on the bench vs. Mississippi State and recently had a close contact test positive for COVID, was not at practice either.
“No. He didn’t practice yesterday. Daimion [Collins] didn’t practice yesterday. Jacob [Toppin] didn’t practice yesterday. Orlando [Antigua] wasn’t at practice yesterday. Down to two and the rent was due.”
When asked what that means for their statuses vs. Kansas, Calipari cheekily pulled out his go-to line.
“Ready for this? I haven’t seen them yet,” Calipari said, adding later on, “If TyTy is not 100%, this isn’t a game you play a guy at 80%; it’s just not. Same with Jacob.”
Washington went down with the left ankle injury with 8:20 to go in the first half at Auburn last Saturday, landing awkwardly on a floater in the paint. He was helped off the floor and taken back to the locker room before being ruled out for the remainder of the game. He sat out Tuesday night’s game vs. Mississippi State, wearing a walking boot on the sideline. His status has been day-to-day.
Toppin hurt his ankle in the second half vs. Mississippi State and had to go to the locker room but later returned to action. Calipari did not share any specifics on Collins but said he hopes he’s able to go vs. Kansas.
“Daimion was out [yesterday]. I’m hoping to see today. I want him in there but it’ll be a rough-house game.”