has hit an impressive stretch of bad luck. The former Formula One
driver with both BMW
saw his chances of returning to the sport dashed in early 2011 when he was seriously injured in the Ronde di Andora rally
. After the driver's forearm was partially severed in an accident, Kubica missed the entire 2011 F1 season. He also suffered a fractured right leg. In November, the racer made it clear he wouldn't be ready for the start of the 2012 season, either. Now Kubica has fractured the same leg after slipping and falling on ice while walking.
Kubica was taken to a local hospital, where x-rays showed the fractures in his right leg. He'll require surgery to install a single metal screw above his ankle.
had circulated that Kubica would replace Felipe Massa
, though team boss Stefano Domenicali has been quoted as saying there are currently no plans for the Polish driver to join the team.