It is unclear if he will be back by February 22, when the next soccer season begins.
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The striker quit the national team after a 1-0 loss during World Cup qualification in September 2017, marred when he threw aside the captain's armband.
The 30-year-old forward signed a three-year contract extension last Monday that is set to earn him a minimum of $10 million per season.
The 30-year-old forward, who joined Guangzhou from Maccabi Tel Aviv in the summer of 2016, was the Chinese league’s top scorer last season with 27 goals, just one shy of the league record.
Eran Zahavi was certainly more than entitled to complain about the ignominy of being booed by Israel fans that are supposed to be supporting the national team.
“This isn’t the time to talk about what happened with Eran Zahavi. We have a game against one of the strongest national teams in the world coming up.”