Officials from the Italian Santa Corona Hospital have confirmed that Robert Kubica has been discharged from their care after an eleven-week stint under their watch to recover from the horrific injuries he sustained in a rally accident in February.
“His condition is good and the driver will be able to begin a new rehabilitation phase outside the hospital,” a statement from the hospital reads. “He will carry on being monitored by the Santa Corona doctors who had him in their care through scheduled appointments.”
The 26-year-old Renault driver will head to his Monaco home for some rest before he starts his outpatient rehabilitation.
“As soon as I leave hospital, I’ll head to my home in Monaco for a short period of rest. Then I’ll move to Dr [Riccardo] Ceccarelli’s facilities in Italy where I will start a deep rehabilitation programme and a preliminary soft training programme,” Kubica is quoted as saying in a Q&A published earlier this week.
“The two programmes will gradually cross over based on the speed of my recovery.”
Dr Ceccarelli has suggested it will be no earlier than August before it is clear if – or indeed when – Kubica will be fit to return to Formula 1.
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