Robert Kubica is in a stable condition in hospital after undergoing further surgery on the injuries he sustained in his rallying accident a week ago.

The Lotus Renault GP driver underwent nine hours of surgery on his foot, shoulder and inner elbow on Friday, with further surgery still required on the outer part of the elbow injured in the accident.

Following surgery, Kubica returned to the intensive car unit at the Santa Corona hospital but he could now return to an accident and emergency unit as early as Monday as his recovery continues.

"We finished the second surgical intervention on his upper arm, which was already compromised in a previous accident," reports quoted orthopaedic surgeon Dr Francesco Lanza as saying. "We gave him a bone graft and inserted a plate. We operated on the inner part of the upper arm but we still have to operate on the outer part."

Prior to his latest surgery, Kubica had spoken for the first time about the incident and said he was keen to try and return to F1 before the end of the year [See separate story HERE].

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