10 bookings for any Football league player before the second Sunday in March (which falls the day after Leeds' visit of Queens Park Rangers) carries an automatic two-match suspension - a dilemma Monk is sure to be wary of with Sheffield Wednesday the Whites' next opponents-but-one.
Although currently higher in the table, Leeds could go into next weekend's clash below the Owls regardless of the Whites' result at Ipswich Town, thanks to Carlos Carvalhal's side's game-in-hand on their Yorkshire rivals. And that only increases Leeds' need to win at Portman Road - a likely outcome on paper.
But is it likely enough for Monk to take a precaution such as resting two of his key defenders? We'll have to wait and see.
And whether or not he does could reveal how highly the Leeds boss rates understudies Lewie Coyle and Liam Cooper.
Which Leeds defenders would you pick at Portman Road?