Robert Kubica has undergone a fourth surgery in hospital in Italy today.
Doctors treating the injured Pole had initially hoped that he would only require the three operations carried out in the days following his rally crash last month. But today further surgery was carried out to help the mobility of his injured elbow. Italian media reported that the operation was conducted by Dr. Luigi Celli and Dr. Francesco Lanza, and that his rehabilitation will resume in the coming days.
Renault team doctor Ricardo Ceccarelli said during a visit to Barcelona testing earlier this week that the general trend of Kubica's recovery was positive.
"Robert is getting better every day," he said. "I see that he is recovering, psychologically and physically, very quickly.
"This is not a surprise for us because we know Robert very well. But it is a big surprise for the doctors of the Pietra Ligure hospital, so this is good news because they are satisfied how he is reacting to the surgery and all the injuries he had.
"We are quite happy for this strong reaction. This is the first positive thing in a traumatic situation."