Rome: Formula One ace Robert Kubica is to
stay another two days in intensive care following a nine-hour
operation on Friday.
The Pole was due to be transferred back to an accident
and emergency unit today but authorities at the Santa Corona
hosppital in Pietra Ligure, Liguria, released a statement
saying he will stay another 48 hours.
"Robert Kubica`s condition is fine. Kubica will remain in
intensive care for two more days to allow a full check up and
to avoid another change of department ahead of his next
operation," said the statement.
"His general condition is satisfactory enough as to allow
his final surgical intervention (on his outer elbow) to take
place on Wednesday."
Kubica underwent nine hours of surgery to his foot,
shoulder and inner elbow.
He had previously been in the operating theatre for seven
hours to repair the functionality of his right hand.
The Lotus Renault GP driver crashed eight days ago while
competing at the Ronde di Andora Rally in Liguria.
He lost control on a bend at high speed and crashed into
a guard rail, which buckled the driver`s door, before ending
up in a church wall.