Greg Monroe Injury: Updates on Bucks Star's Knee and Return

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Milwaukee Bucks' Greg Monroe during an NBA preseason basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
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Milwaukee Bucks big man Greg Monroe suffered a sprained MCL, which forced him out of action for games against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 15 and the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 16. However, he has been cleared to return to the court.

Continue for updates.


Monroe Active vs. Warriors

Friday, Dec. 18

The Bucks announced Monroe will play against the Golden State Warriors on Friday.


Monroe Has History with Knee Injuries

A right knee strain sidelined Monroe toward the end of the 2014-15 NBA campaign, but the 25-year-old missed just one game in the previous two seasons combined. That's remarkable durability for a young big who plays with a high motor. Monroe isn't out of the lineup often, so the fact that he was out was a slight cause for alarm.

Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has commendably handled key absences from the lineup during his short time in Milwaukee. It helps that he has a flexible roster to work with that boasts a unique combination of length and athleticism.

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