Such is the rapid pace of Robert Kubica’s recovery that the Renault driver is reportedly planning to travel to Rome to attend the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II, who hailed from the Polish same town as Kubica.
The 26-year-old is recovering in an Italian hospital from horrific rally crash injuries, sustained in February when his Skoda Fabia collected the end of a crash barrier, which resulted in the partial amputation of his right hand.
A devout Catholic, Kubica was given a fragment of the late pontiff’s robe and a vial of his blood to help quicken his recovery.
The SID news agency reports that Kubica’s recovery is continuing to impress his doctors, with reports out that he is already able to bear weight on his broken right leg and foot, as well as clench his right fist.
Some 300,000 Catholic pilgrims will head to the Vatican City on May 1 for the beatification ceremony, which is the first step in the former pontiff’s path to sainthood.
[Original image via Sport24]