Kubica set to leave hospital after two-month stay
London: Polish Formula One driver Robert Kubica plans to leave hospital in Italy within days to start the next stage of his recovery from a career-threatening rally accident in February.
"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," he told the Renault team website.
"I don`t have a precise date as yet but I hope to be able to leave within the next 10 days," he added in a public letter thanking fans and the Formula One world for their support and concern.
Kubica suffered severe arm, leg and hand injuries when he crashed in a minor rally in Italy on Feb. 6 and has had multiple rounds of surgery.
He said the mobility to his hand was still limited, although that was normal in such a situation because the muscles were still weak due to a long period of immobility, but improving steadily.
"As soon as I leave hospital, I`ll head to my home in Monaco for a short period of rest," said the Pole, one of the sport`s highest-rated drivers who had been tipped as a potential race winner this season.
Kubica will then return to Italy to start a deep rehabilitation and soft training programme.
The driver, who has remained in close contact with the team, said the response from fans had been overwhelming.
"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," he said.
Renault have had two podium finishes from the first three races of the year, with Russian Vitaly Petrov third in Australia and Germany`s Nick Heidfeld -- standing in for Kubica -- third in Malaysia.
Team principal Eric Boullier told Reuters in China at the weekend that it was still too early to say when Kubica might be able to return.
"I think you still need to give him maybe a month or more to have a better idea of when he could be back," said the Frenchman.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- Five unmanned parachute-like objects spotted over Mumbai airport
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- Delhi's 2015 CBSE Class 12 topper M Gayatri talks to Zee Media
- Dawood's intercepted phone calls prove yet again he is in Pakistan
- Mumbai architecture creates double decker bus from scrap!
- No respite from heat for next three days: IMD
- One year of Modi govt: PM addresses mega rally in Mathura
- Watch: Mumbai cops find new secret agents in housewives!
- DNA: Sikh man in New Zealand removed his turban to help injured kid
- Police registers case after parachute-like objects were spotted over Mumbai airport
- One year of Modi govt: PM promises to fulfil aspirations
- Growing medical negligence in Delhi's AIIMS
- DNA: AIIMS doctor removes both kidneys of minor, claims she had only one
- Heatwave claims over 550 lives so far, Delhi saw hottest day
- Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 declared
- LIVE - Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced shortly
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results to be declared today at 4 PM
- Two dead, over 100 injured as Muri Express derails in UP; Prabhu announces Rs 2 lakhs ex-gratia for kin of dead
- PM Narendra Modi's Mathura rally: As it happened
- CBSE Class 12 results out: Here's how you can check
- Public rally on 100 days of AAP govt: As it happened
- Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party changes its logo
- One year of NDA govt: PM Modi writes open letter to nation, promises to transform India
- Unidentified flying objects spotted over Mumbai airport not motorised: Home Department
- World optimistic about India: PM Narendra Modi on 1 year of NDA govt
- Militants kill five, target telecoms in Kashmir attacks
- Bharatiya Janata Party lacks majority for Ram Temple, Article 370: Amit Shah