Robert Kubica's recovery will accelerate once a final operation to free up his right elbow is completed later this month, according to the doctor overseeing his rehabilitation.
Dr. Riccardo Ceccarelli has admitted that the Pole, who suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during the Ronde di Andora Rally on Feb. 6, has been held back by the lack of the movement in his right elbow. But he is confident that the surgery will be a success and allow Kubica's rehabilitation to get under way in earnest because efforts have been made to ensure that as much flexibility as possible has been maintained in the rest of his arm up to now.
"With his elbow blocked, we haven't had the chance to work on a full recovery program as we would do normally," Ceccarelli told AUTOSPORT. "However, we have kept the other joints moving as much as possible, with the goal of having as much flexibility as we can and the greatest possible muscular mass available once the elbow is unblocked."