Kubica recovering but to stay in hospital
Tue, 22 Feb 16:24:00 2011
Injured Polish Formula One driver Robert Kubica is recovering well from surgery but faces several more weeks of rehabilitation in hospital, his surgeon said.
"He is doing pretty well and his condition is positive considering what he has been through," Mario Igor Rossello told the Renault team website.
"The good news is that there have been no complications following all the surgery he has had recently.
The 26-year-old driver suffered career-threatening arm, leg and hand injuries in a crash during a minor rally in Italy on Feb. 6.
He has had three rounds of surgery to save his right hand and fix broken bones.
Rossello said Kubica was out of intensive care, could move his fingers slightly and had some sensitivity in the hand already.
"What is very important is that there is no sign of infection, which is the main concern," he added.
"He is now in his own large room so that he is as comfortable as possible. He has already started some gentle hand exercises with the slight flexing of his fingers.
"He's no longer in pain and his psychological condition is pretty good. He's obviously keen to start the rehabilitation work as soon as possible," said the Italian.
"For the next couple of weeks, he will stay here so we can monitor his condition. During that time there is still the possibility of infection and other complications so he will have the dressings on his hand changed every few days.
"After two weeks we will assess his next move."