Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011

Kubica hopes to leave hospital “within ten days”

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011
Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011

Robert Kubica says he hopes to be out of hospital within the next ten days.

The Polish driver has been in hospital for over two months following his rally crash at the start of February.

Kubica told Renault’s website: “I am starting to feel a lot better now. My recovery is moving in the right direction: my strength and weight are increasing day on day and as a result I will leave the Santa Corona hospital very soon.

“The mobility of my hand is limited but this is pretty normal in this kind of situation, because the connected arm muscles are still very weak due to the long period of immobility. Things are definitely improving day by day.

“As soon as I leave hospital, I?ll head to my home in Monaco for a short period of rest. Then I?ll move to Dr. [Riccardo] Ceccarelli??s facilities in Italy where I will start a deep rehabilitation program and a preliminary soft training programme.

“The two programmes will gradually cross over based on the speed of my recovery.”

Kubica thanked his supporters who he said had helped his recovery: “I must admit that it?s been overwhelming and, yes, it?s helped me a lot.

“I really didn?t realise that quite this many fans were supporting me. I?m very flattered and I promise them that, when I?m back, I?ll give them my absolute best.”

Robert Kubica rally crash

Image ?? Renault/LAT

39 comments on “Kubica hopes to leave hospital “within ten days””

  1. Thanks for the Kubica update Keith. Glad to hear he’s doing well.

  2. Hitman Contract (@)
    21st April 2011, 23:29

    I’d really like to see Robert racing again in the last races this year… and winning a few WDCs beginning next year.

    Preferably at Ferrari btw

  3. Pink Pirelli
    22nd April 2011, 1:14

    Good news for Kubica. I didn’t realise he was still in hospital, so it does bring it home as to exactly how nasty the crash was.

  4. Made my day. We all love you & wishes you a very fast recovery.

  5. Great to hear of his progress, and his confidence that he can make the recovery work; hope to see him back in a car soon. Heidfeld I’m sure will understand!

  6. Bigbadderboom
    22nd April 2011, 16:20

    I think he should write this season off. Allow Heidfeld to complete his season, this would give Renault the information they need to make an informed choice. Nick has done a great job for them so far, it may be he finishes on double the points as Petrov. Robert should forget about this year, get fit, get well and get a good pre seasons fitness level before challenging next year. He could end up doing more damage by rushing back.

  7. Kubica. You either love him, or you fear him. I know this isn’t exact fair to Petrov and Heidfeld, but I think this year’s Renault is good enough for Robert to have regularly mixed it at the front. Let’s hope he can still return for the final few races of the year to show what he can do with it.

  8. Robert left the hospital today ;-)

  9. Apparently left hospital today!!! I wish him all the best with his recovery :-)

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