Webber to Undergo 2nd Leg Surgery after Hungarian GP
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It was less than a month ago that the 32-year old grand prix winner had two locking screws removed from the leg, prior to the German Grand Prix. That medical intervention was carefully scheduled immediately after the British GP in order for the Aussie to have enough time to get better for the Nurburgring race.
Just as well, the second medical intervention at his right leg will take place after the Hungaroring weekend and right before Formula One's traditional break (lasting until the European GP, on August 21st).
“The titanium rod is coming out only after the season – and then the bump (visible in his shin) will disappear,” Webber was quoted as saying to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, after confirming he will get the rest of the screws out of his leg in early August.
Webber also admitted that the optimism he displayed during the offseason, concerning his medical condition throughout the 2009 campaign, was quite exaggerated. Following his severe accident in the 2008 Tasmania Challenge (November, last year), he not only damaged his right leg, but also broke his shoulder.
“I think I was kidding myself a bit,” added Webber, who forced himself to return to F1 action in time for the late offseason testing conducted by Red Bull during the month of March. “It is absolutely clear that the leg was a long way from healed and it was still broken. It was just the metal holding it in place, so it has come a long way since then.”
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