Monroe set to return Wednesday against Celtics

After missing 11 games with a knee injury, Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe has been cleared to return to action this Wednesday against the Boston Celtics (7 p.m., FSD, ESPN).

Monroe initially suffered the injury after banging knees with John Lucas III during practice on March 16. Following an MRI, Monroe was diagnosed with a right knee strain and has been out of action ever since.

The Pistons were struggling mightily when Monroe went down. Losers of 10 consecutive games, Detroit righted the ship in his absence, winning seven of their next eleven games with stretch forward Anthony Tolliver starting in his place.

Now, Monroe will attempt to seamlessly transition himself back into the Pistons lineup with just five games remaining.

“You just try to continue doing the things we’re doing already,” Monroe told Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. “Obviously they’ve been playing well. So probably just move the ball and play with the energy they’ve been playing with.

“Just work myself back in and let the game come to me. That’s something I’ve always tried to do. I’ve been at every game, every practice so I’ve seen the things they’ve been doing. I just going to try to continue to do those things.”

This final five game stretch could mark the end of Greg Monroe’s career as a Detroit Piston. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end and is expected to be in high demand by numerous teams throughout the league.

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