Lotus Renault driver Robert Kubica suffers leg injuries

Lotus Renault driver Robert Kubica's recovery from serious injury has suffered a setback after he fell on ice while out walking near his home, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Kubica, who is recuperating from multiple injuries in a high-speed rallying accident last February, was taken to a local hospital for X-rays on his right leg after the fall in Pietrasanta, northern Italy.

ANSA, quoting sources at the local Versilia hospital where he was initially treated, reported that yesterday's accident had resulted in a 'microfracture'' to his right ankle.

Kubica later left the local hospital in order to receive treatment at the Pietra Ligure hospital, whose specialists have overseen his recovery following last year's crash.

The Pole missed the whole of the 2011 season as he recovered from his injuries - which included a partially severed right hand - while his Lotus Renault team have also ruled him out of the 2012 season, electing instead to name Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean as their drivers.

Kubica's camp have nevertheless maintained his goal of returning to F1 remains unaltered, with Ferrari widely believed to be monitoring his fitness ahead of a potential drive in 2013.

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