Mask-wearing Joel Embiid cleared to face Heat
The Philadelphia 76ers cleared All-Star Joel Embiid to play just minutes before tip-off against the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs.
Embiid will wear a mask made of carbon and poly carbonate in game three on Thursday, having sat out the opening two games of Philadelphia's first-round Eastern Conference series with the Heat.
The 24-year-old has been sidelined - who was upgraded to probable for the clash - suffered an orbital fracture during the regular season.
Philadelphia and Miami are tied at 1-1 following the Heat's win on Monday.