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Robert Kubica may have to leave hospital in Pietra Ligure, where he stayed from February after a heavy accident at a car rally - PAP spokesman said Roberto Carrozzino facility. It is not known yet, when the Polish Formula 1 driver will leave the clinic.
Carrozzino explained that already passed phase of an imminent threat to infections after four operations, which passed Kubica following the accident on the rally in Liguria. This means, he stressed that no longer qualifies to hospital discharge.
Kubica currently undergoing rehabilitation at this facility and presents the first steps. Doctors stress that it must now decide when they come out of the hospital. In their view, it can occur at any time, chances are that prior to Easter.
The Polish driver Feb. 6 suffered serious injuries in an accident on the route of a car rally Ronde di Andorra. He was taken to hospital in very serious condition, he even threatened to amputate his hand crushed. Within 10 days undergone three complicated surgeries, and then one more 12 March, which was to improve the functioning of the elbow. For several weeks undergoing rehabilitation, but only on the last Wednesday began its first steps.
WP.PL// translated by google translate
Thursday, 21.04: INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT KUBICA
Two days ago I wrote, that We are waiting for Robert Kubica`s statement. And here it is! On Lotus Renault GP official website we can read whole interview with Polish driver. I`m quoting it below:
"Hello everybody, here I am. Sorry for the delay in contacting you but I preferred to wait until the moment I could finally share some positive news with you. First of all I would like to pay a huge amount of thanks to my fans whose support has been simply incredible since my accident in Italy back in February. I have been literally submerged by letters and various gifts and objects and it seems the flow is not slowing down. I also want to thank all the people in the world of F1 who showed in various manners their concern for the difficult situation I’m in. “
Robert, just over 10 weeks on from your accident – how are you feeling?
Robert Kubica: 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.
When exactly will you leave the hospital?
Robert Kubica: I don’t have a precise date as yet but I hope to be able to leave within the next 10 days.
Concerning the injury to your hand, how is the mobility now?
Robert Kubica: 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.
Can you tell us a little bit about your rehabilitation programme?
Robert Kubica: 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. 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.
There’s been an amazing reaction from the fans – how has the response helped your recovery?
Robert Kubica: 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.
Have you been staying in regular touch with the team since you’ve been away?
Robert Kubica: Yes, of course. Especially since the season started, I’ve been liaising with my engineers on what’s been going on over race weekends. They are sending me the race reports so I can remain up to date and fully informed, as if I were there at the tracks. Eric Boullier is also in constant contact, keeping up to date with my general condition.
Have you watched all the races so far this year, and what are you making of the new season and LRGP’s performances so far?
Robert Kubica: Yes I’ve watched them, and there is no doubt that it’s been a strong start to the season. The potential of the car, which I already noticed in the February Valencia test, seems to be confirmed. As usual, it’s now important that the development done in Enstone continues to produce consistent updates for maintaining this level of performance. The guys did a great job with this car and I’m sure they’ll continue to improve.
Finally, what messages would you like to pass on to your supporters in the Formula 1 world?
Robert Kubica: Well, just continue to enjoy the F1 show even though I’m not there at the moment. From my side, I’ll try to use my difficult experience to come back as strong as I possibly can.
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Renault's Robert Kubica enters new recovery phase
Robert Kubica has undergone a further small operation as he continues his rehabilitation from his rally accident in Italy in February.
Doctors removed adhesions affecting the functionality of the 26-year-old Pole's right forearm and elbow muscles.
The Renault team confirmed in a statement on their website that the surgery was routine and that "everything went according to plan".
They added that doctors feel the first stage of his recovery is now complete.
"Thanks to Robert's strength and to a highly attentive medical plan, the delicate period was overcome positively and without any complications," the statement continued.
"With the progress of his recovery, we are now entering the second phase, which is heavy rehabilitation aimed to restore functionality."
Kubica has been slowly recovering from injuries that could still prevent him from returning to the sport.
He spent 10 weeks in the Santa Corona Hospital in Italy after suffering a partially severed hand and multiple arm and leg fractures suffered while competing in the Ronde di Andorra.
He was forced to undergo four surgical procedures after the accident and more small operations similar to the one carried out on Tuesday are planned.
Renault team boss Eric Boullier went to visit Kubica in Italy after Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix and reported that the doctors were pleasantly surprised by the improvement in his condition.
"Now, it is a matter of time and, even if patience isn't Robert's first quality, he is fully aware that rehabilitation could be quite a long process," Boullier said.
Germany's Nick Heidfeld is currently deputising for Kubica at Renault, alongside Russian Vitaly Petrov.
Heidfeld and Petrov lie seventh and eighth respectively in this season's drivers' championship standings, each having taken 21 points from four races.
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