Hold on, says Jeff Faraudo of Bear Talk. Looks like Zhang’s farewell is premature. He could be back for conference play.
Zhang, who is not enrolled in school this semester, could return to play for Cal during the spring semester, according to the school. If so, he would presumably arrive in time for the entire Pac-10 Conference schedule.
Hardly the ideal situation, but I’ve always been taught some Max is better than no Max.