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Robert Kubica's condition 'stable' but serious

Robert Kubica underwent a seven-hour operation at the Santa Corona Hospital in Pietra Ligure on Sunday afternoon, after sustaining serious injuries in a high-speed rally accident in Italy earlier that day. The Lotus Renault GP driver has been diagnosed with multiple fractures to his right arm and leg. He has also suffered severe cuts to his forearm, which may have an impact on his right hand mobility. In another press release from the team, they said "doctors are reasonably satisfied with the way the operation went." "Robert's condition remains stable but serious." The Polish driver was also placed into an induced coma on Sunday evening to help aid recovery, and it is believed he will be woken up on Monday morning. Professor Mario Igor Rossello, Director for the Regional Centre of Hand Surgery at San Paolo Hospital in Savona spoke about Kubica's operation: “It has been a very important and difficult operation. Robert Kubica's right forearm was cut in two places, with significant lesions to the bones and the tendons. We did our best to rebuild the functions of the forearm. It took seven doctors, split into two teams and a total of seven hours to complete the operation. One team was the emergency task force from the hospital of San Paolo (Savona) that is normally appointed to treat this sort of injury, while the other team came from the orthopaedic department of the Santa Corona Hospital (Pietra Ligure). At the end of the operation, Robert's hand was well vascularised and warm, which is encouraging. Following the surgery, Robert Kubica will remain under permanent monitoring overnight because his condition remains serious.” Whilst Eric Boullier, Team Principal and Managing Director of Lotus Renault GP added "the news of Robert's accident came as a real shock to the whole team. All of us, at Lotus Renault GP, wish him a quick recovery. We have been really impressed with the way the doctors looked after him today and we would like to thank the whole team of the Santa Corona Hospital for their professional approach and dedication. I will be traveling to Italy tomorrow, along with Vitaly Petrov, in order to see Robert and tell him that we are impatiently waiting for his return."

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