Doctor: Massa headed home
BUDAPEST -- Injured Formula One driver Felipe Massa is doing "very well" and will be flown back to Brazil on Monday, his personal physician said on Friday.
"Felipe continues to improve. He is doing very well and we already decided to go back home on Monday," physician Dino Altman told reporters in front of Budapest's AEK military hospital.
"I think this decision says all you need to know [about his condition]," he added.
Altmann said Massa, last year's championship runner-up, needs rest. The plan is that he will return to Formula One, but no timetable has yet been set.
Altman said that Massa is "in a good mood and in good shape" and wants to race again as soon as possible. He didn't reveal how long Massa's full recovery would take but said the Brazilian would not need "special treatment" to overcome his injuries.
Massa, 28, fractured his skull in an accident during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
He spent several days in an induced coma and on a respirator but was released from an intensive care unit at the Budapest hospital on Wednesday.
Information from Reuters and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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