"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," Benedict Morelli said Tuesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "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 and lawyers from Walmart were in New Jersey on Tuesday for a scheduling conference about Morgan's lawsuit against the retail giant. On June 7, a Walmart truck crashed into a limo van carrying Morgan and several others, killing Morgan's friend and mentor, Jimmy Mack McNair.
Since then, Morgan has had to cancel comedy tour dates as well appearances on a TV show and in a movie. Morelli said last month that Morgan may never recover from his injuries, claims which the lawyer reiterated Tuesday afternoon.
"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 said Tuesday. "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."
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