Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury, future uncertain
Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a deadly highway crash more than five months ago, his lawyer said Tuesday.
It’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.”
Benedict Morelli said the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, in addition to a broken leg, nose and ribs.
“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 said. “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.”
Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan’s lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose truck was involved in the crash. Morgan wasn’t at Tuesday’s proceeding, during which lawyers met with the judge to settle on a schedule.
Morgan was severely injured when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van that was carrying him and several friends. One person was killed, and three others were injured. Morgan spent several weeks in recovery.
Morelli did not go into details about Morgan’s condition but said he hasn’t fully recovered.
A comedy series featuring Morgan was set to begin filming in August for FX Networks in August was put on hold after the accident.
Morgan sued for punitive and compensatory damages.
Wishing Mr. Morgan a speedy recovery.
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