By now, most Formula One fans will be well aware that Polish driver Robert Kubica had an almighty accident during yesterdays Canadian Grand Prix, which resulted in medics attending the scene of the crash to help Kubica out of his BMW. The young driver was rushed to the medical centre, and then air lifted to the nearest hospital for checks and x-rays. Initially, it was thought that Kubica was well and even spoke a few words to his manager. But a radio message given to Lewis Hamilton as he crossed the line to take his maiden win suggested Robert had sustained a broken leg. Those reports have now been quashed, with the injury now reported as a sprained ankle.
Kubica suffered concussion as well, but doctors say that he may be released later today. BMW have said that they will not make a decision regarding the US Grand Prix next weekend until Thursday. Obviously, they would like to run Robert in the second car, and undoubtedly, Robert would also like to drive. But concussion can be serious, particularly if the Pole suffers another shunt at Indianapolis. The German team could run either Timo Glock or Sebastian Vettel in replacement for Kubica, but the team will wait until the last moment to decide in case Robert is given the all clear to race.