It's going to be a long road to recovery for Tracy Morgan — and there's no guarantee what the final results will be.
Roughly one week after it was revealed that (in addition to a broken nose, leg, and ribs) the comedian suffered a brain injury from his June car accident, his lawyer has divulged further details about the type of rehabilitation Morgan is undergoing.
"He's been out of the hospital for a while but he's busy with cognitive rehabilitation, speech rehabilitation, and physical rehabilitation," Benedict Morelli told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
Morgan's lawyer was quick to note that the 30 Rock alum is making headway, but was upfront about the fact that the prognosis is still murky at best. "He's still fighting to get better and he's making incremental progress," Morelli said before adding that it's unclear if he will ever be "the Tracy Morgan he once was."
"I'm not saying he'll never recover. I'm saying we don't know," Morelli explained.
Though he has previously referred to his client as a "fighter," Morelli also seems to be a realist. "[Morgan] had a traumatic brain injury... That's not Benedict Morelli saying that. That's what the hospital records say. And that's what he was treated for," Morgan's lawyer reiterated. "I mean he had massive fractures in various parts of his body including his face and he had a traumatic brain injury, a very severe one."
In other words, Tracy is doing all the rehabilitation he can to improve his chances of having a full recovery, but there are no guarantees.
In the meantime, the civil suit against Walmart — which employed the driver of the truck that smashed into Morgan's limobus causing a six-car collision that injured Morgan along with three other passengers and killed Morgan's mentor, James "Jimmy Mack" McNair — continues plodding along.
Only time will tell whether Morgan is able to return to being the comedy king he once was, but something tells us that if anyone can do it, it's this guy.