Tracy Morgan Update: Lawyer Says He May Never Fully Recover

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Tracy Morgan is still fighting to recover from what could have been a fatal car accident that landed him in the hospital with a major brain injury as well as a broken leg and broken ribs.  This week, Morgan’s lawyer says the comedian may never be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.”

Benedict Morelli told the Associated Press, “When you have a traumatic brain injury it takes a very long time to find out how you’re going to do and how much you’re going to recover.  You just don’t know.  So that’s where he is.”

Morelli added, “He’s still fighting and trying to live his life at the same time and trying to get better, and he’s just not better.  We’re hoping and praying to get him back to where he was.  But the jury’s [still] out.”

The accident occurred on June 7th when a WalMart truck driver crashed into Morgan’s chauffeured SUV, killing one person and leaving three injured.  The driver says he was exhausted after being awake for more than 24 hours and then having to hop back in the truck to work another 10 hour shift.

Morgan is now in the process of suing the chain of super stores for allowing the driver to operate a vehicle at an unacceptable level of exhaustion.

“He’s fighting to get better, and if there’s a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he’s going to try to do that,” Morelli continued telling the AP. “But we just don’t know because of the severity of the injuries that he sustained and the fact that he had such a severe brain injury.”