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Greg Monroe expected to miss at least 2 weeks with calf strain

NBA, Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe is expected to miss at least two weeks because of a left calf strain.

Bucks coach Jason Kidd told reporters Sunday that Monroe has played through the nagging injury since training camp and that the eight-year veteran aggravated the injury in Friday's game against the Celtics.

Monroe, who did not play in Sunday's 117-106 victory over the Hawks, is averaging 6.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in five games this season.

Kidd told reporters that John Henson, Thon Maker and rookie D.J. Wilson would see increased playing time during Monroe's absence. Kidd also indicated that versatile star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo could play some center for the Bucks.

Henson and swingman Rashad Vaughn, who did not play in Milwaukee's previous three games, played the bulk of the minutes typically allocated to Monroe during Sunday's game.

"It just shows you how mature [Vaughn] has been in his work ethic," Kidd said. "He's ready to go. He answered the call today."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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