At least three more months will pass until Robert Kubica's future in Formula One is any clearer.
That is the claim of Renault team doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli, as the injured Polish driver was on Saturday finally released from hospital after an 11-week stay.
Kubica, 26, will now continue his rehabilitation at Ceccarelli's facilities in Italy.
The doctor is quoted as saying by Italian reports: "It will only be by August that we will be able to know when and if Kubica will be ready to return to Formula One with Renault."
As Kubica was discharged, the Santa Corona hospital said in a statement that the F1 driver's "condition is good".
I'll try to use my difficult experience to come back as strong as I possibly can
Shortly before he returned home, Kubica said himself in an interview distributed by Renault that he is feeling "a lot better now" following his life-threatening rally crash that caused multiple fractures and a near-severed right hand.
"The mobility of my hand is limited," he admitted, "but this is pretty normal in this kind of situation, because the connected arm muscles are still very weak due to the long period of immobility. Things are definitely improving day by day.
"From my side, I'll try to use my difficult experience to come back as strong as I possibly can," added Kubica.