The latest reports from Budapest say that Felipe Massa could leave hospital in 10 days, while Massa’s personal doctor has eased fears that the Brazilian could lose sight in his left eye.
The Ferrari driver is recovering from emergency surgery on his fractured skull which he sustained in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix when he was hit on the head by flying debris.
When he arrived at the AEK Hospital in Budapest doctors said that his condition was “life threatening but stable”.
Following a successful operation on his fractured skull Massa has now been brought of an induced coma and doctors are hopeful that he will be able to leave the hospital soon.
Peter Bazso, the medical director of the hospital, told Hungarian TV channel M1: “My expectation is that he would walk out of the hospital on his own. If his recovery continues at this pace, I wouldn’t rule out that he could leave within 10 days.”
“He’s spending more and more time awake, talking to family and friends,” Bazso said.
There have been concerns about the extent of the injuries on Massa’s left eye, but Massa’s personal doctor has dismissed those fears: “His left eye has no problem, his eyesight is okay.”