Kubica Will Walk On His Own in 3 Weeks

Robert Kubica's medical condition continues to improve these days, and the latest good news that comes from Italy shows the Polish driver will be back on his two feet in about three weeks time. The information was revealed by the medical staff at the Santa Corona hospital, where Kubica is currently recuperating from his injuries.

There will now be another period of waiting while the multiple fractures heal,” said a report in the Italian media, cited by the GMM news agency.

We are thinking in terms of starting him walking, weight-bearing on both legs, in roughly three weeks,” it added.

Since his rally accident in early February, the Polish driver had undergone 4 surgeries, the last of which was aimed at restoring functionality of his elbow. Following this operation, the doctors confirmed that rehabilitation to his hand, shoulder and lower limb was also continuing, while Renault's team principal Eric Boullier said Kubica's recovery was “ahead of schedule”.

However, no news has surfaced just yet on how long it will take Kubica to fully recover from his injuries and therefore make his return to Formula 1 racing. Asked to elaborate on this topic last week, in Barcelona, Lotus Renault's team doctor, Riccardo Ceccarelli, insisted that it would be impossible to figure out a timeline for the driver's return to action, as he may never regain full functionality of his arm and fingers.

Even after Kubica will be able to walk on his two feet, the Pole will remain at Santa Corona for the rest of his rehabilitation period.
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