I'm writing Pokemon fanfic for NaNoWriMo this year, and I've stumbled onto a problem. Having severely injured Ash, I now need a plausible reason for the Sinnoh League to be delayed so that he can recover enough to compete. The League needs to be delayed about a month, and it needs to be something that doesn't invite a lot of suspicion, so no sudden criminal attacks. Beyond that, I'm not sure what would be realistic. Does anyone have any thoughts?