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Kubica's condition improving, more surgery planned 08 Feb 2011

Robert Kubica (POL) Lotus Renault GP. 
Formula One Testing, Day 1, Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 Robert Kubica (POL) Lotus Renault GP R31.
Formula One Testing, Day 2, Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Renault’s Robert Kubica is continuing to make good progress at Italy’s Santa Corona Hospital, as he recovers from the serious injuries he sustained in a high-speed crash during the Ronde di Andora Rally on Sunday.

After being airlifted to the hospital, Kubica underwent seven hours of surgery to reconstruct his right forearm. He was woken up for a brief spell on Monday and was able to speak to medical staff and his family. The Polish driver is now expected to undergo further surgery over the coming week.

“Robert’s general condition has once again improved,” confirmed the team in a statement. “According to the doctors, the levels of inflammation are in the norm considering his medical condition, and the recovery of his forearm remains encouraging. His medication makes him sleep quite a lot, but he is responding to all external stimulation. He has reacted well to the news about his condition and is ready to fight for his comeback.”

Additional surgery will take place on Thursday to stabilise fractures to Kubica’s right shoulder and right foot. Three or four days later, another operation will take place to treat his elbow fracture. Kubica is expected to stay at the Santa Corona Hospital for the next two to three weeks, before it's decided where he will continue his rehabilitation.