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Kubica undergoes final surgery

Renault’s Robert Kubica underwent elbow surgery on Sunday.

The operation was scheduled and was a resounding success, the procedure was aimed at recovering the full mobility of his right elbow.

“On waking up, it was immediately clear Robert was in good spirits. Why? Well, as soon as he opened his eyes, he asked for the results of today’s race!” a Renault statement on formula1.com read.

Surgeons are reportedly happy with how the procedure went and after a few days rest in hospital, Kubica will resume his rehabilitation and training programme.

The 26-year-old crashed a Skoda Fabia during the opening stage of the Ronde di Andora rally in Italy back in February.

His car crashed into a barrier which penetrated his car leaving him with a partially severed right hand and fractures to his right leg and arm.

In the days following his accident, the Pole underwent three operations and was put in an induced coma to help aid his recovery, it had been hoped that he wouldn’t require any further surgery, but in early March, Kubica had a fourth operation to help the mobility of his elbow.

After a month of rehabilitation the Renault driver underwent another large operation which was to remove adhesions affecting the functionality of his right forearm and elbow muscles.

It is hoped that this operation will be his last.








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