Massa back on his feet

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

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

"He doesn't seem to have a long-term injury," Altman said at Budapest's AEK Hospital, where Massa was brought after his accident on Saturday.

"He stood up today and was walking around his bed," he said. "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 yesterday. But it was still unclear when the Brazilian would be discharged from hospital.

"Leaving the hospital is not an issue now. We are waiting to see how he improves," Altman said. - AFP

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