Robin Frijns has given an update on the extent of his injuries after suffering a crash at the first round of the new Formula E season.
The Dutchman had been jostling for position on Lap 1 of the Mexico City E-Prix when he hit the back of Norman Nato's car in front.
Onboard footage of the incident showed Frijns' steering wheel being violently wrenched from his grasp as his front wheel made contact with Nato's Nissan.
It was initially reported that Frijns had suffered a broken wrist, but the ABT driver has since revealed that he sustained several fractures in his hand, leaving him requiring an operation and a stay in intensive care.
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Frijns: The bone was sticking out of my hand
"I broke not only my left wrist, but also [sustained] four fractures in my hand. I was really dying of pain," Frijns told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
"Fortunately, I am now out of intensive care and am on painkillers, but the pain has certainly not gone away. It's a lot of suffering.
"The bone was sticking out of my hand, no fun. This is definitely the worst injury in my career. And hopefully it will stop right here."
Frijns also issued an update to his social media followers after undergoing an operation.
"[I] had a five hour operation as my hand was fractured in several places," he explained.
"Will travel home soon and will start my recovery. Early days to say when I am back but I will be back soon!"
The 31-year-old paid tribute to the medical team at Formula E and his colleagues at the ABT squad, as well as thanking fans for their support.