Felipe Massa has been discharged from the Hospital Geral da Catalunha in Sant Cugat Del Vall?s following his high-speed shunt at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday, and reckons he will be back in action in time for next week's test at Jerez.

Although he insisted that he was hardly injured in the estimated 300kph incident at the end of the circuit's main straight, Massa was detained overnight for observation, before leaving this morning with advice to rest for a minimum of two days.

"I spoke with the doctors and explained that I have another test next week at Jerez," he said, "They told me that I will be able to participate without any problems."

Massa added that he had slept well during his night in hospital, and had no aches and pains to speak of. Sauber physio Josef Leberer remained at the hospital overnight and then accompanied the Brazilian on the trip back to Switzerland where, having rejoined Sauber, he now lives close to the team's factory in Hinwil.

Sauber has since revealed that suspension failure was the likely cause of the accident which saw Massa crash out of the test on only his third lap. Although he was able to climb out of the car unaided, the circuit's medical team decided that a trip to hospital was necessary owing to potentially unseen side-effects caused by the sudden deceleration involved in the accident.


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