Earlier this week, while present in Barcelona for the 4th and last group test of the off-season, Renault's doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli told reporters that he didn't know whether Kubica needs another operation or not.
“Professor Luigi Celli reportedly told the Italian media that the surgery is to improve the long-term mobility of the injured elbow,” said a report from the GMM news agency, citing the aforementioned source.
Since he had his accident in Italy, the Polish driver underwent 3 surgeries, the first of which was the most important in order to save his right arm from amputation. Afterwards, he was operated at his right arm and humerus, and finally the doctors worked on his elbow. The final two operations lasted 8 hours each.
As for the time Kubica will take to fully recover from his injuries – first off, it's yet to be known if he will recover full functionality of his hand – the medical staff of both Renault and the Santa Corona hospital, where he is currently recuperating, are unable to give the media a definitive answer. In fact, Ceccarelli noted yesterday that it's impossible to predict Kubica's recuperation period, as an important part of it has to do with how his body will respond to treatment.