Pilotoons author Bruno Mantovani drew up this little ‘get well’ for the injured Robert Kubica. 

Robert Kubica’s manager has reported that the injured driver looks set to stay in Italy to continue his post-surgery rehabilitation for the shocking injuries he suffered in his rallying accident less than two weeks ago.

The Renault driver will under a final operation on Wednesday to repair a fracture in his right elbow before he starts what will be a long and difficult road to what is hopefully a full recovery.

And given how well the Pole has been kept at his treating hospital, the Santa Corona, he looks set to stay there for the time being.

“[On Tuesday] we’ll have a meeting with medical staff and we’ll look at the situation: continuity is the most important factor to [pursue],” Morelli is quoted by as saying.

“We need maximum attention, and I think we’ll carry on staying here because there are no better solutions.

“The hospital certainly hasn’t needed our promotion: I feel that, in light of the situation, it is the most appropriate decision for Robert, also in order to stay in constant contact with the specialists and the medical staff that has operated him, especially at a delicate time such as the beginning of the rehabilitation phase,” he added.

And in response to recent reports that Kubica’s condition had worsened after his last operation, Morelli remained optimistic.

“That information was absolutely wrong and unfounded: the course is progressing as normal and the clinical and psychological picture is encouraging in light of the two heavy surgery operations he has undergone.

“Medical checks carried out [on Monday] have had a positive outcome, and on Wednesday he will undergo the final surgery on the elbow. I’ve spoken for a long time with Robert this afternoon, we have joked and discussed not only his physical conditions and the recovery phase that awaits us, but also the tests held at Jerez in Spain.”

Kubica has also received more visits from those in the F1 paddock, with Mark Webber confirming he had paid a visit to the recovering driver, reporting him to be in great spirits.

“[I] had a great chat about loads of stuff,” Webber wrote on his Twitter feed. “He is receiving great care too.”

[Original image via Bruno Mantovani]

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Richard Bailey

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