Hello, welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 7th February 2011.
By now, I’m sure you have heard about Robert Kubica’s crash over the weekend whilst participating in a rally event in Italy. The Renault driver suffered multiple injuries to the right side of his body, and was air-lifted to hospital. After a long surgery, over seven hours, doctors confirmed that the main concern was severe cuts to the forearm which may affect the mobility in his right hand. However, they are reasonably satisfied with the operation, and the hand is responding to stimulus. It is too early to say how successful the surgery has been though.
The latest update is very encouraging, with doctors confirming Robert had woken, visited with relatives, and was responding well to treatment, but he will be put under gentle medication to allow full rest and recuperation whilst they decide what to do about his other fractures. There may be more surgery necessary, but it won’t be for a few days.
As always, our best wishes go to Robert for a full recovery.
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