We can only hope that one month is all it is.
I hope he is able to recover fully and not push it.
Actually, I got a wry little laugh after seeing this thread after reading all the excessive pity in the "wounded fed" thread. DelPotro has suffered more than most of us can imagine. I've had a smashed wrist, and I've never been able to bring it fully back, so I admire this guy for putting in the rehab work and then slogging it out to regain his ranking. Now to face injury to the other wrist must be depressing at the very least.
Del Potro is not only an amazingly talented tennis player, but one of the biggest fighters out there. To be where he is right now after wrist surgery and all the setbacks/injuries he had to face when making his comeback is nothing short of extraordinary. Most other players would have cracked mentally by now, but Del Potro keeps playing through it and fighting as hard as he can and only a handful of players have been able to stop him in big events really.
It must be depressing to now face problems in the other wrist, but JMDP is not going away, of that I'm sure. He will fighting to return where he rightfully belongs - in the company of the very best players in the world competing for Slams.
Also sorry to hear about your wrist
Hope it's alright (as far as possible)
This is may be a blessing in disguise. Let's hope he rests and recovers (properly this time). He needs the downtime and he needs to be fit, so he can challenge at the WTF.
On the other hand, with a strong indoor season he could get close to Nadal in the rankings (what with Rafa not playing until 2013) and have a chance to overcome him next year. He can still do it if he only misses Shangai; JMDP is very good indoors and there's lots of points to be earned at Vienna, Basel, Bercy and WTF.