Kubica suffers injury setback after fall

2012 F1 season

Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011

Kubica's prospects of an F1 return in the near future have suffered a blow

Robert Kubica’s recovery from injuries sustained in a rally accident last year has suffered a setback.

Kubica injured his right leg after slipping on a patch of ice near his home in Italy.

After being taken to hospital in the vicinity Kubica request to return to the clinic in Pietra Ligure where he had treatment after his rally crash last year.

According to Autosport, Kubica reopened the fracture in his right tibia in the fall.

Robert Kubica rally crash

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60 comments on Kubica suffers injury setback after fall

  1. Fixy (@fixy) said on 11th January 2012, 20:12

    He survived to a horror car-crash, a fall on the ice is certainly not going to kill him. But as he still has the injuries of the first crash, this is a second one which adds importance to them – sadly.

  2. Joe Szpara said on 11th January 2012, 21:21

    Sources are telling me that it might only be his ankle that has broken, lets hope so

  3. Tiago Carvalho (@tiagocomodoro) said on 11th January 2012, 21:34

    What is his problem?
    Unfortunatly, we lose a possible champion, after 2 seasons out, it would be crazy if this guy come back someday and win one race.

  4. Anti-RBR (@matt2208) said on 11th January 2012, 22:24

    Kubica: A shame.. oh well kimis back.. id put kimi over kubica he was a tad overated. No harm to the lad.

    • lionel said on 12th January 2012, 13:57

      yeah, sure thing! see 2008, kimi in the best 2008 car did the same points.
      yeah, he is much better… lol

  5. Mister Nillionaire (@mister-nillionaire) said on 11th January 2012, 22:51

    According to the latest (as at 10PM today) information his injury was not as severe as media made it look. It turns out he has only a broken (?, at least injured) right ankle, when working in the garden in his Italian house. Kubica got it plastered and was sent home.
    As for his recuperation, I have also came across information from Prof. Igor Rossello (the one who operated his hand and arm back in February), who said he met Robert 2 weeks ago and he was amazed to see his hand in “very good condition”. He also added that Robert drove the car himself.

  6. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 11th January 2012, 22:59

    Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. Kubica apparently fell out with Renault management over his comback – from what I heard, he was disregarding his doctors’ advice to try and make his comeback sooner. Maybe this will slow him down a bit, so that when he does return, he will be absolutely ready for it.

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 11th January 2012, 22:59

    Far from good news. Just plain old bad luck! Hopefully he can still make an impact on F1 in the future.

  8. It seems like Robert’s bad luck is sticking with him for the time being but I don’t think this latest accident will be the end of his racing career.

    Presuming Robert brakes with his left foot, this latest fracture isn’t a comparatively massive setback. I remember when Mark Webber broke his right leg before the start of the 2009 season, he said it would’ve been worse if he broke his left leg because of the braking forces that have to be put in and that the accelerator pedal doesn’t require as much effort.

    Prior to his rally crash, he’s had a couple of other serious accidents: Before the start of his rookie Euro F3 season a road accident left him with a broken arm and 18 titanium bolts. When he returned to racing, he won on his F3 debut. In 2007, he had that infamous crash in Canada which left him with a sprained ankle. One year later at the same circuit, he took his first and so far only win.

    I hope he makes a speedy recovery and returns to racing in style because he is one of my favourite and one of the more talented drivers.

  9. schooner (@schooner) said on 11th January 2012, 23:50

    In terms of being able to carry on and make a nice living somehow, I’m not worried for him. He’s young and determined, and will surely do well in the future. As far as his driving career in F1 goes, though, I’m not very optimistic. Hope he proves me wrong.

  10. mrgrieves (@mrgrieves) said on 12th January 2012, 0:29

    Does not sound good if his leg broke from a slip outside his house, What would happen if had a bad accident at 200MPH? I think this is the end of him. Best driver not to get a clear shot at the title in a championship quality car since the 80’s.

    Thought there was something strange going on since he wasnt returning for 2012 kinda left the idea he would never be fit enough again to the back of my mind with how great safety has been in F1 and motorsport.

  11. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 12th January 2012, 1:43

    Don’t look like at the moment the luck is with him.Hope he makes a quick recovery.

  12. steco (@steco) said on 12th January 2012, 2:20

    sadly we will not see him in 2012 either…

  13. HawksFan (@hawksfan) said on 12th January 2012, 4:01

    wow thats too bad. i hope he get better soon mabey he should take up somthing safe. or wrap himself in bubble wrap…

  14. Eggry (@eggry) said on 12th January 2012, 5:45

    It’s too crucial…

  15. Mike (@mike) said on 12th January 2012, 8:47

    I don’t care about his return anymore.

    I just hope he is ok.

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