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Massa home after life-threatening crash

SAO PAULO — Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, recovering from a life-threatening crash sustained nine days earlier in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, arrived home in Brazil on Monday.

Massa waved to photographers just before being admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in South America's biggest city, where he is expected to stay for at least two days to undergo further exams.

"Thanks," he said briefly. "I can't talk, I still have to recover."

Massa arrived Monday evening on a private jet accompanied by his wife, Raffaela, who is six months pregnant with their first child, and family doctor Dino Altmann. He was transported to the hospital from the airport on a helicopter.

—Deseret News staff and wire reports