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. Talking about ice… I will translate for you a comment made by the most prominent polish F1 journalist, Mikołaj Sokół:

    “Any news about prolongation of recovery is still unofficial and should be considered as not confirmed. And so is the ice in a town in which the temperature currently reaches 10º C”

  2. Toxic (@toxic) said on 12th January 2012, 12:41

    I am almost sure that it’s nothing serious. We go now from car accident to some accident in the garden. Journalists are journalists they go for story not for true. I hope that it won’t affect his recovery much.

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 12th January 2012, 13:11

    Already done, quick!

  4. lionel said on 12th January 2012, 13:51

    This news requires an update :)
    He injuried his ankle a little bit. It is not broken (probably).
    I think the real story needs 2-3 days more.

  5. themagicofspeed (@) said on 12th January 2012, 21:48

    Oh no. This is really looking like the end of his career, which is so sad as he had a VERY promising career in front of him, put into the right machinery he could acheive great things, but now i don’t know if thats going to be possible. This is, if im not mistaken, the first time a current F1 driver has been close to retirement because of an injury sustained outside of F1 for many years?

    I can see why teams take a close interest and concern over what drivers do away from the track; Kubica’s bodged attempt at rally driving and the resulting accident cost Renault/LRGP/Lotus big last year. Certianly, if i was a team principal, my number one or maybe even both of my race drivers would have a clause in their contract preventing them participating in any form of extreme sport likely to be dangerous – and Rallying is just one example – because of the detrimental impact on the team should that driver be unable to race. I know there are many who would not agree with that stance but there are teams and drivers in the F1 pitlane with just such a restriction, or so i have heard.

  6. i saw some fotos of robert with serious arm limitations and walking stick, was wonderiing why there was no press fotos of his recovery i think the injury is far worse than reported and his career sadly over…

  7. N/A (@thebug88) said on 20th January 2012, 17:23

    Poor Kubica just can’t get a break…

    1. 2007 in Canada
    2. Rally Crash
    3. Slipping on Ice

    He’s in a fragile state, mentally and physically, I’m sure.

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