Robert Kubica has successfully unergone a third surgical operation, this being to rebuild his elbow. The operation lasted for eight hours, following on from a seven hour operation on his hand and forearm immediately after the accident, and a further nine-hour operation to fix leg and shoulder injuries.
The Lotus Renault GP driver remains in intensive care at the Santa Corona de Pietra Ligure hospital, near Genoa, where all being well he will remain for at least 10 days, before being moved elsewhere to begin rehabilitation.
“The operation lasted eight hours in order to stabilise and reconstruct the damaged fragments of the delicate joint structure,” the team said in a statement. “At the end of the surgery, the doctors were pleased with the outcome, with the procedure being completed successfully.”