Doctors prepare for more surgery on Robert Kubica

Doctors treating Robert Kubica are hoping to carry out all remaining surgeries on the Polish driver on Friday.

The 26-year-old has been moved out of intensive care at the Santa Corona hospital to their trauma ward as he continues to recover from the horrific injuries he suffered in a crash on the Ronde di Andora rally.

The Group Lotus-backed Renault driver underwent an operation to re-attach his partially severed hand on Sunday evening but still requires operations on his foot, shoulder and elbow.

The original plan had been for procedures to be split between Thursday and Monday, but Dr Francesco Lanza, head of traumatology and orthopaedics at Santa Corono has revealed that they may all be carried out in one go.

'Yes, we were thinking of doing surgery in a single session,' he told the Italian media.

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'We are inclined towards that. But obviously it depends on the patient's general state, because the session is long: there is the astragalus, the humerus, the neck of the humerus, perhaps we'll need to insert some bone material, so that's already a complex operation.

'On top of that there is the elbow, but if possible we would like to do everything in a single session.'

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