Vijay Pattni12 January 2012

Robert Kubica injures leg in fall

Stricken F1 star’s recovery suffers setback after he damages his right leg

Robert Kubica

Pity poor Kubica. The former Renault F1 star's return to the top rank of racing has suffered a setback after he injured his right leg.

Kubica apparently slipped on a patch of ice near his home in Italy and damaged his leg - the same leg he injured during his horrific rally smash last year - forcing a return to hospital.

Rumours are he's fractured his right tibia and will need a metal screw inserted above his ankle, followed by a long and itchy spell in plaster. Ouch.

It caps a dismal period for the Pole. He missed the entire 2011 F1 season following a horrific crash during the first stage of the Ronde di Andora rally in February driving a Super 2000 Skoda Fabia.

He hit a crash barrier and partially severed his right forearm, along with fracturing his right elbow, shoulder and leg.

Despite this, he still hopes to make a return to F1, even though Lotus Renault has now signed Romain Grosjean and of course, Kimi Raikkonen. There were even rumours of a move to Ferrari in 2013...

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