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Massa suffered no lasting injury: doctor

Injured Brazilian Grand Prix driver Felipe Massa should not suffer any long-term effects from his crash and can now move around his bed, his private doctor Dino Altman said in Budapest on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jul 29, 2009 21:11 IST

Injured Brazilian Grand Prix driver Felipe Massa should not suffer any long-term effects from his crash and can now move around his bed, his private doctor Dino Altman said in Budapest on Wednesday.

"He doesn't seem to have a long-term injury," Altman told journalists in front of Budapest's AEK hospital, where Massa was brought after his accident on Saturday.

"He stood up today and was walking around his bed," he added.

"Felipe's brain condition is improving and there is nothing to worry about."

Altman ruled out any eye injuries as well as a gallbladder inflammation that was reported by a hospital doctor earlier in the day.

He added that Massa would be moved out of the intensive care unit on Wednesday.

It was still unclear however when the Brazilian would be discharged from hospital, although "it might be in less than ten days."

"Leaving the hospital is not an issue now. We are waiting to see how he improves," Altman said, adding that whether he would be transported to Brazil or to France had similarly not been decided yet.

Altman said the driver remembered his two completed laps as well as the moments before the accident, and was asking who had won the race on Sunday.

has been in intensive care unit, with his wife staying in an adjacent room.