Recovering Kubica to leave hospital soon

By on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Apr.20 (GMM) Robert Kubica is now well enough to leave hospital, according to reports from the injured Renault driver's native Poland.

The news agency Polska Agencja Prasowa (PAP) said the Italian hospital has declared that Kubica, who suffered an horrific crash during a minor rally in early February, is no longer at high risk of infection in the wake of four serious surgeries.

The reports, also carried by Polish television TVN24, said Kubica will decide when to leave hospital but that it could happen "soon" -- even in time for Easter.

A spokesman for the Santa Corona hospital in Pietra Ligure confirmed the reports, while Kubica's manager Daniele Morelli said the Pole could leave by the end of April.

The reports also said Kubica has been able to stand and walk with assistance, and will continue his rehabilitation with regular visits to clinics.

Renault team owner Gerard Lopez said last week that it is too early to be speculating upon a possible return to F1 for the 26-year-old.

"Robert at the moment must keep his focus only on his recovery," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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