Robert Kubica faces more surgery to fix his broken foot and shoulder on Thursday and is likely to stay in hospital for two to three weeks, his Renault Formula One team said on Tuesday.
The Pole was operated on for seven hours by two teams of surgeons on Sunday when he sustained multiple fractures to his right hand, leg and arm after a high-speed crash in a minor rally in Italy.
The big concern at the time, apart from considerable blood loss, concerned his right hand with Kubica's forearm cut in two places with significant lesions to the bones and tendons.
Kubica is one of Formula One's brightest prospects, a good friend of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Renault's leading driver.
"On Thursday, Robert should undergo some more surgery in order to stabilise the fractures to his right shoulder and right foot," the Lotus-backed team said in an update on the 26-year-old's progress.
"Three or four days later, another operation will allow his elbow fracture to be stabilised as well." Renault said.