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Here’s a first look at Joel Embiid’s face mask (PHOTO)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 7: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, especially if you’re a Philadelphia 76ers fan. Joel Embiid -- out with an orbital fracture -- now has a protective mask.

Will he play with it when he returns? For how long? Will he keep it on for comfort all through the playoffs, á la Rip Hamilton?

We can afford to ask seemingly innocuous questions like this, of course, because the Sixers are currently on a 14-game winning streak led by Ben Simmons. Since Philly isn’t in a bind, and nobody is panicking about Embiid returning quickly, we’re left to ponder his broken face.

Now, courtesy social media, we have our first look at Embiid’s new facial attire. To be perfectly frank: it’s sort of cool-looking.

Via Twitter:

It’s also worth taking some time today to prepare yourself for the slate of incoming “mask off” tweets that will echo around Twitter once Embiid eventually removes it.

Embiid was doing non-contact drills this past week, so it’s still not clear when he will return.