2023-11-27 No Brain Damage Sustained by Massa - Report - autoevolution

No Brain Damage Sustained by Massa - Report

Felipe Massa's medical condition is slightly improving, as confirmed by the doctors at the Budapest based hospital he has been admitted during the past few days. According to Hungarian defence ministry spokesman Istvan Bocskai, the latest reports coming from the doctors show that the Brazilian driver has not sustained any brain damage following his crash on Saturday.

The Ferrari driver lost consciousness during the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session after being hit (in the helmet) by a spring that had come off Rubens Barrichello's car. He was helicoptered to the AEK hospital in a matter of minutes after which he underwent an emergency surgery.

The first data on his condition was released on Saturday evening, when it emerged that Massa had suffered a skull fracture and concussion. Starting Sunday morning, he was put in an induced coma in order to improve his chances of recovery.

As confirmed by Bocskai in an interview with a Hungarian TV station, Massa's condition is getting better by the hour, as the Brazilian actually woke up from sedation in recent hours. In addition, the Hungarian official also revealed Massa is now able to move his hands and legs.

He's woken up (from sedation) more and more often now and he's able to communicate actively, that is, he reacts when he's talked to. We are optimistic, in our hope a slow recovery is beginning,” revealed Bocskai, while avoiding to give a precise verdict on the period of time Massa will take to make a close-to-full recovery.
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