Coach Brett Brown confirmed on The Dan Patrick Radio Show, that the orbital fracture that Joel Embiid suffered in a March 28th game against the Knicks, will prevent him from playing in Game 1 on Saturday vs. the Heat.

He has been listed out in the teams official game notes.

Joel Embiid underwent surgery on March 31 to repair the orbital fracture and the timetable for his return to the court was 2-4 weeks.  Tomorrow nights game would mark exactly two weeks for since the surgery took place.

Expect Amir Johnson and Richaun Holmes to see extra minutes at the center spot, with Ersan Ilyasova also getting some minutes at the five spot.

Game 2 of the series is Monday night in Philadelphia.