Published On: Wed, Nov 19th, 2014

Tracy Morgan ‘just not better’ from ‘traumatic brain injury’ from Walmart, limo car crash

Tracy Morgan sustained a brain injury in a limo van accident that was so traumatic that his lawyer said he may never again be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.”

Benedict Morelli told the Associated Press that Morgan, who was involved in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike this past June, also suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs.

“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,” Morelli told the AP. “You just don’t know. So that’s where he is. 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 out.”

Tracy Morgan Cop Out photo screaming with a handgunWalmart truck driver Kevin Roper crashed into a vehicle carrying Morgan and his entourage while driving 20 miles over the speed limit. James McNair was killed and three others were injured. Morgan, 46, was hospitalized for several weeks after the accident.

“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.”

Morelli appeared in court because Morgan has since filed suit against Walmart and a judge was set to determine a schedule for proceedings. Roper, who was not named in Morgan’s suit, has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in state court.

He pleaded not guilty in June.

Morgan became famous after his stint on Saturday Night Live and then 30 Rock.

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