Franz Tost: “Ricciardo may need surgery on his hand”

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Daniel Ricciardo, who crashed during the training session before the Dutch Grand Prix of Formula 1, broke his hand and will not be able to race.

Ricciardo crashed into the barriers at Turn XNUMX in the second practice session and was hospitalized after the accident. During the controls, it was determined that the carpal bone in the left hand of the Australian pilot was broken.

It is not yet known how long Ricciardo's injury will last. However, the severity of the injury and whether surgery is needed will become clear in the next few days.

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost had this to say about Ricciardo's injury:

“Unfortunately Daniel has a broken carpal bone and will not be able to race as a result. He won't race at Zandvoort, we'll see what happens at Monza, he may need surgery. Doctors will make a decision in the next few days.”

“It can take up to six weeks for a normal person to recover from an injury like this, but he's a Formula 1 driver and I hope it gets shorter. We really want to see him in the car as soon as possible.”

“I told him the whole team was sorry about this, they did a great job, and he could have been in the top ten if he had kept going. He will return to the vehicle as soon as he recovers.”

“He shouldn't take what happened too seriously, because worse things could have happened. We look forward to his return.”

“Daniel is also smiling right now, in a good mood, but in a lot of pain because of his serious injury.”

“Next he will go to another doctor to further assess the situation before deciding what to do.”

Ricciardo's replacement will be Liam Lawson, representing AlphaTauri, in the race in Japan.