Massa could leave hospital in one week

Felipe Massa's personal doctor believes the Ferrari driver will be able to check out of hospital in central Budapest within one week. Dr Dino Altman's prediction to the Brazilian media was backed up by the Hungarian intensive care doctors, who...

Felipe Massa's personal doctor believes the Ferrari driver will be able to check out of hospital in central Budapest within one week.

Dr Dino Altman's prediction to the Brazilian media was backed up by the Hungarian intensive care doctors, who agree that if the current rate of progress continues, Massa should be ready to return to Sao Paulo in between a week and ten days.

"(Massa is) sleepy but he gives adequate and spontaneous answers to questions we ask him," said AEK's chief surgeon Lajos Zsiros.

Massa's father Luis Antonio revealed that his son may be out of intensive care within two days.

"He is doing well and soon he will be giving joy to all in his little red car on the track," Massa's pregnant wife Rafaela told Brazil's Globo.

Zsireos added that the drain for Massa's skull wound was removed, on the same day the period of induced coma was ended and artificial breathing stopped.

"(Massa is) very well and everyone is very happy with his condition," Altman continued. "He wants to know what happened to him and he answered some questions."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari