Bruno Spengler has undergone successful surgery
Bruno Spengler has undergone a successful surgery for the back injuries he sustained during the FIA ETCR race at Vallelunga.
“The surgery went great,” Spengler told Motorsport-Magazine.com.
“It’s amazing what doctors can do today! I was operated on by a very good doctor here in Strasbourg. The technique involves injecting cement into the two vertebrae that were broken.”
The Romeo Ferraris driver crashed at high speed at Turn 2 and injured two vertebrae, with the team still investigating the cause of the crash.
Spengler expects to be fully recovered at the beginning of September.
“With an injury like this you’re usually fit again after three or four months, you get a corset and you can do practically nothing,” said Spengler.
“Because the vertebrae are firm again with this technique, I can do sports again 15 days after the operation. One month after the operation I’m fit again, I can drive a racing car and doing sports is no problem.
“I’m very grateful to the professor and the technology we have today. This means I won’t miss any races or tests at all and will be 100 percent fit again at the beginning of September.”
The FIA ETCR finale is next up, scheduled for November at Istanbul Park at a yet to be confirmed date.