Formula One driver Mark Webber had surgery on his broken leg after being hit by a car during his charity multi-sports race Saturday.
“The surgery is complete, a pin inserted and the recovery begins,” Geoff Donohue, event director for the Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
“He'll be in hospital for at least three days, for sure under a week,” Donohue said. “I was speaking to him before the operation, and he was already thinking about his rehabilitation.”
Webber, who drives for F1's Red Bull team, was riding a bicycle along a road near historic Port Arthur in the southeast of the island state of Tasmania when he collided with a four-wheel drive vehicle, Tasmania Police Sgt. Jon Ford said.
-- The Associated Press