The Milwaukee Bucks will be without big man Greg Monroe for at least a full two weeks with a left calf injury, according to Matt Velasquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jason Kidd confirmed Monroe’s injury.
Also, this is the same injury that kept the Georgetown product out of a good amount of training camp.
With this being the second time this season with the same injury, I would not guarantee Monroe’s injury will be fine after the two weeks.
However, the injury is not as serious as it seems, which will not put the team in panic mode. If they did feel like the injury was worse, they would have bought in another big man to fill the roster spot.
In addition, the Bucks have two solid options behind Greg Monroe in last year’s first-round draft choice Thon Maker and former Sickles high school standout John Henson.
Henson saw a bump in minutes this past Sunday by recording 28 minutes and scoring 12 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and racking up three blocks. That was a good sign for the team when his role increased.
Finally, Monroe has seen his minutes decline over the last couple years in Milwaukee, though he was effective as a frontcourt scorer off the bench for the team last season.
Note: When he gets healthy, he’ll be looking to bounce back from a poor start and rebuild his value as he nears 2018 free agency.