Kubica out of intensive care

Renault's Robert Kubica, seriously injured in an Italian rally on February 6, is now out of intensive care.

"He is doing pretty well and his condition is positive considering what he has been through," said surgeon Mario Rossello, at the same time as explaining that the Pole faces several weeks of rehab in hospital. "The good news is that there have been no complications following all the surgery he has had recently," he added.

Rosello said that Kubica has some sensitivity back in the right hand that surgeons had to fight hard to save, and can move his fingers slightly. "What is very important is that there is no sign of infection, which is the main concern. He is now in his own large room and has already started some gentle hand exercises.

"He's no longer in pain and his psychological condition is pretty good but he's obviously keen to start rehabilitation work as soon as possible."

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