Greg Monroe PF/C DET 11 hours ago

Monroe hopes to return to the last five games of the season, Keith Langlois of the team's website reports.

Head coach Stan Van Gundy said Monroe could return over the weekend, but that the last five games is the more reasonable goal. At the very least, it seems this means that Monroe will be out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets and Friday's matchup against the Bulls.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 1 day ago

Monroe (knee) will sit out again Tuesday versus Atlanta, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.

Monroe will remain out for the eighth straight game as he continues to battle a knee injury. The Pistons haven't offered much of an update regarding his status, and it appears he's being evaluated on a game-to-game basis.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 3 days ago

Monroe (knee) will not play Sunday against the Heat, Ethan J. Skolnick reports.

Monroe would have had a great opportunity against a banged up Miami frontcourt, but his knee injury continues to linger. Anthony Toliver figures to be the main beneficiary from Monroe's absence.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 6 days ago

Monroe (knee) did not practice Thursday, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

Monroe has missed the last five games with a lingering knee issue, and his absence Thursday suggests he could miss another contest Friday when the Pistons face the Magic. That call likely won't be made until after he's evaluated Friday morning, however.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 1 week ago

Monroe (knee) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Raptors, Pistons broadcaster Mark Champion reports.

With Monroe missing a fifth consecutive game, Anthony Tolliver figures to get another start, while Andre Drummond, Joel Anthony and even Jodie Meeks stand to potentially benefit from some added minutes. Thus far, the primary beneficiaries of Monroe's absence have unsurprisingly been Drummond and Reggie Jackson.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 weeks ago

Monroe (knee) could return to the court Tuesday versus the Raptors, the Pistons' official site reports.

Prior to Saturday's game against the Bulls, coach Stan Van Gundy stated his hope that Monroe will be available at some point this coming week. After Tuesday's game, his next chances to take the court arrive Friday in Orlando and Sunday at Miami. Nevertheless, he'll miss the Pistons' back-to-back set Saturday against the Bulls and Sunday at Boston.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 weeks ago

Monroe (knee) may not return to action Saturday versus the Bulls or Sunday at Boston, MLive.com reports.

Although Monroe traveled with the team to Philadelphia, Monroe will miss his second game in a row due to a strained knee. If he sits through the weekend, his next chance to take the floor arrives Tuesday against the Raptors. Nevertheless, Anthony Tolliver will enter the starting five Wednesday.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 weeks ago

Monroe (knee) will be held out again Wednesday, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.

Monroe sat out Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, and despite traveling with the team to Philadelphia, he'll be held out for the second consecutive night. Anthony Tolliver, who played 32 minutes and hit four three-pointers Tuesday, is expected to make another start.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 weeks ago

Monroe (knee) traveled with the team to Philadelphia for Wednesday's game, but the Pistons have not announced whether or not he will play, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

Monroe sprained his knee during practice Monday and did not play in Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies. It was just his second career missed game due to injury. Tuesday evening, the Pistons reported that Monroe would likely return to action Wednesday, so his status is something to monitor in advance of tip-off in Philadelphia.

Greg Monroe PF/C DET 2 weeks ago

Monroe (knee) is not playing Tuesday, but he is expected to return to action Wednesday against the Sixers, the Pistons' official site reports.

This is great news for fantasy players. A one-game absence is manageable. Not knowing whether a player is going to be available going forward is stressful. Anthony Tolliver is making a spot start in Monroe's place Tuesday. Monroe underwent an MRI that alleviated many of the concerns the Pistons had regarding the severity of his strained knee, and it seems his absence is merely precautionary at this point.