Robert Kubica’s already fraught return to the Formula 1 paddock, after the Polish driver broke his leg in a fall today.
Reuters claims that the 27-year-old slipped on a patch of ice in the town of Pietrasanta in Tuscany, Italy. He was taken to the local hospital for a scan on his right leg, which had suffered in his rally crash almost a year ago.
He then requested to be moved to the Pietra Ligure clinic, where he was rehabilitated after his horrific crash in 2010.
Although there has been no official statement from Robert’s manager Daniele Morelli, Autosport claims that the Pole has re-opened a fracture in his right tibia (bone below the knee).
After being ousted from his seat at Renault, and being left with no drive for the 2012 season, I fear that it is improbable that we will see Kubica back in F1 this year.
If he is to return any time soon, it has been rumoured that Ferrari are willing to test him in their 2010 or 2011 F1 car later this year.
Update: BBC reports that Kubica will need a metal screw inserted just above his ankle, and faces another month with his leg in plaster.