Robert Kubica continues to make steady progress in hospital, Renault's team doctor reports

The Renault team’s doctor, Riccardo Ceccarelli, has admitted that injured star driver Robert Kubica faces a “long” road to full recovery, and refused to be drawn on when – or if – the Polish driver would be able to make a return to the cockpit.

Speaking at a press conference in the paddock of Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, Dr Ceccarelli confirmed the 26-year-old is continuing to make a steady recovery at the Santa Corona Hospital, where he was taken after his sickening rally crash over a month ago.

“Robert is getting better day by day,” Dr Ceccarelli is quoted as saying in an article on the team’s official website, while confirming that Kubica had commenced an intensive physiotherapy programme.

Not surprisingly, he reported that Kubica’s mental state is “up and down” after such a lengthy stint in hospital, but reported positive news that he has increased movement in his fingers and wrist of his right hand as he continues a push to return to full fitness.

However, Caccerelli was cautious when it cam to forecasting a possible return to competition for the one-time Grand Prix winner.

“Nobody has a clear idea of when he will be ready,” he added. “All we know that it will be a long recovery, but we have no idea how long. We see his progress day by day, but we can’t make any predictions.”

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