About the ranking, if he falls under 32 because the other player will rise, he will lose his seeding and for the masters, it will be more difficult for the draw...another scale to climb...well, let's hope for the best.
As long as he recovers well, it's ok for me.
To be seeded didn't help him a lot. Many unseeded players had easier guys to play. It was a joke that he got Benneteau.