Basketball: Zhang likely out another two weeks

I ran into Max Zhang just outside Sather Gate on campus a half-hour ago and the good news is he’s up and feeling somewhat better.

After suffering a collapsed lung in practice on Monday — following a collision with walk-on Robert Thurman — the Bears’ sophomore center from China had a six-inch tube inserted through his right side into his lung, to help keep it inflated. The tube remained there for a day-and-a-half, Zhang said, and was very uncomfortable.

But Zhang said he’s nowhere close to being ready to play or practice. Saturday’s game against Arizona State is out, and so is Stanford a week from now, he said. Max said it likely would be at least two more weeks, maybe more, before he’s ready to go.

Jeff Faraudo

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Don’t rush it a bit, Max. Just get healthy.

  • rollonubears

    indeed. maybe just sit around and eat a bunch of stuff and fatten up, while you heal. we need a beast at the post next year. go bears!

  • Gobeerz

    aww man… no more Max, I think the seniors will most certainly miss his energy when he gets going. I think his presence will be missed for the last two games. Remember how he played against Stanford… too bad, nothing more enjoying than watching stanford by big numbers. Go Bears!!!

  • Gobeerz

    *watching stanford DOWN by big numbers

  • Joey

    Jeff, what are you doing outside on campus in the rain?

    Max could play a key role as a mismatch against a team in the NCAA’s that don’t know much about him. He could have been more of a weapon if Montgomery used him more.

  • CruzinBears

    Joey – Trying to get the inside scoop on Zhang of course… This is tough news, but Max’s health is what matters, get well soon!!!!

  • Clovis is Cal Country

    “I ran into Max……………”. Perhaps a poor choice of words, after his collision induced injury.