Felipe Massa Likely To Be Discharged Soon
The condition of Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa is improving following his crash on the weekend and he could probably leave hospital soon, his doctor said.
Doctor Dino Altman who is taking care of Massa said that there was no indication of any problems in rehabilitation.
Altman said while it was difficult to make precise statements, he believed that Massa could return home within one week.
Massa who is still in intensive care following his crash in the qualifying game for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. The 28-year-old is able to move his arms and legs, but there are concerns that an injury to his eye could affect the Ferrari driver's future career.
The Brazilian suffered a skull fracture after a spring from fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP car broke loose and struck him on the helmet.
Massa subsequently crashed head on into a tyre barrier at a speed of about 190 kilometres per hour. He underwent emergency surgery on Sunday after being rushed by helicopter from the Hungaroring to hospital.
The Ferrari driver may also be moved from Budapest to the Paris clinic of Gerard Saillant, who treated Brazilian football star Ronaldo and former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher in the past.
Luis Antonio Massa said if his son's recovery proceeded at the same speed he could be moved out of intensive care in two days.