The sophomore forward, who has been dealing with a sprained foot, posted a video of himself walking without a cast on Twitter earlier this week.
"We've never seen Kentucky play with him or without him", he said. "I've been in the gym shooting and stuff like that, so I'm just trying to get my foot back to where it was", he said.
The P.J. Washington injury saga continues to swirl as ESPN's Chris Fallica floated a popular rumor about how the Kentucky big man sustained a sprained foot.
Calipari added that he would be "stunned" if Washington plays more than 15-18 minutes against the Cougars.
Speculation has Washington as the key player in United Kingdom fulfilling its postseason hopes. "If he doesn't play at all, I would not be surprised".
Man United made to work for win against Watford
United goalkeeper David De Gea was then forced to save a right-footed shot from Roberto Pereya that looked bound for goal. Although, having seen on social media him going through recovery work overseas , I am not certain his match sharp.
Travis knows the dilemma Washington is facing and is hopeful he will return.
"I feel like if I do well in practice ... if everything is feeling right", Washington said, "I feel like I definitely should go out there and try to play".
"He made me shoot the same shot like five times, and I made all five", Quickley says, "and he was like, 'So what are you going to do after you make that in the game?"
"I had heard, the rumor going around out there was that he kicked a chair in the locker room after losing to Tennessee [in the SEC tournament]", Fallica said on the podcast.
Kentucky cruised past Abilene Christian in the first round but struggled to beat Wofford by just six points in Round 2. When you make that in the game?' " The freshman guard threw up some kind of unspectacular hand signal and Calipari shook him off. The Cougars rank No. 1 in field goal percentage defense (36.7 percent), No. 1 in 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.8 percent) and No. 7 in scoring defense (61.0 points per game).
Kentucky's game against Houston will tip off Friday around 9:59 p.m. ET.