Mark Webber will undergo surgery to remove two screws from his leg ahead of the German Grand Prix, resolving issues remaining from his off-season bicycle accident. The Red Bull Racing driver is using the three-week break after the British Grand Prix to have metalwork taken out left over after he broke his leg during a bike race in Australia.
“I’m having the two locking screws at the bottom of my right shin taken out,” Webber told Eurosport. The Australian added that a titanium rod would stay in place.
“The bone has recovered sufficiently for the screws to be removed, which is great news. It’s not a big operation, just a local anesthetic.”
Webber is confident he’ll be fully fit to race iat the Nurburgring on July 12.