Robert Kubica is on the mend in hospital after surgery to set his re-broken leg, having sustained the injury when he slipped over on icy paving near his home in Italy earlier this week.
The Pole – who was still on the long road to recovery following the horrific injuries he sustained in a rally accident last February – underwent a two-hour procedure on hi fractured tibia at the Carlo Poma hospital in the town of Mantua.
It is believed that the surgery occurred without any complications, and he will remain at the hospital for a few more days before being released home and to another round of rehabilitation.
“He just needs a little bit of rest,” said his manager Daniele Morelli.
The former Renault and BMW Sauber driver has recently been linked with a move to join Ferrari’s line-up, with suggestions indicating that he will get behind the wheel of an older-spec car at Fiorano for the Italian team to evaluate his fitness and comeback prospects.