Robert Kubica has undergone yet another operation on his right elbow, with surgeons performing the procedure to enable to former BMW Sauber and Renault F1 driver to more freely move a steering wheel.
The Polish racer has been on a long road to recovery since he was involved in an horrific high-speed crash at the Ronde di Andora rally in February 2011. Kubica suffered terrible injuries in the accident, including multiple right arm and leg fractures and a near-amputation of his right hand.
Kubica underwent the procedure at the Pederzoli Hospital near Verona, which was reportedly conducted without complications. The surgery involved replacing part of his elbow joint with a pair of prosthetic joints.
“Thanks to this, the driver will be able to completely turn steering wheels,” the performing surgeon, Dr Ruggero Testoni, said following the operation.
“Earlier, he couldn’t turn his hand when he was holding a steering wheel. He had to release it while turning left. Before, he was unable to rotate the palm down.”
Dr Testoni confirmed that it would be at least another month before the joint was stable enough for Kubica to return to a simulator for more tests.
It is not known whether Kubica will ever recovery sufficiently to make any kind of return to racing circles.
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