We have our first look at Joel Embiid's new face mask, that he will apparently be wearing whenever he is ready to return to action.

Embiid underwent surgery on back on March 31 to repair orbital fracture, and was expected to miss anywhere from 2-to-4 weeks.  He was recently cleared by an independent neurologist to begin non-contact cardio exercise.

He's missed the last eight games — with the Sixers going 8-0 in his absence.

They close the regular season out Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, with a win they would earn the No. 3 seed in the eastern conference.

The NBA Playoffs begin on Saturday.