Stricken Kubica requires two more operations in fight to his save career

RENAULT driver Robert Kubica will undergo two more operations in the next seven days as doctors fight to save one of the most promising careers in motorsport.

Kubica’s team said he would remain in hospital for most of the month while he recovers from hand, arm and leg fractures sustained when he crashed during the Ronde di Andora rally in Italy on Sunday. The 26-year-old, who needed a seven-hour operation to save his partially-severed right hand, is due to have an operation on his shoulder and foot tomorrow.

Kubica will then go under the knife again at his hospital in Pietra Ligure, near Genoa, on Sunday or Monday in order to stabilise his shoulder.

“He has reacted well to the news about his condition and is ready to fight for his comeback,” read a statement from the Renault team.

Doctors admit it is too early to say whether Kubica will race again.

Meanwhile, Bruno Senna, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Nick Heidfeld are in the frame to replace injured Pole.

“We will look for Kubica’s substitute: the names considered are Senna, Liuzzi and Heidfeld,” said Renault’s team principal Eric Boullier. “The team is close to Robert, we wait for him with open arms and we hope he can come back before the end of the season.”