Tracy Morgan is said to be recovering well from his life-threatening accident over the weekend, but that does not mean that the actor and comedian is in the clear just yet.
“[Morgan] suffered a number of traumatic injuries, the most serious is his leg. It was crushed during the accident. [Doctors] are working hard to save his leg, but it looks like they may have to amputate.”
This is hearsay at best, so by no means does this mean Morgan’s leg will be amputated. However, it does hammer home the seriousness of the crash and how lucky the comedian is to be alive at all.
We’ll provide updates as we receive them.
UPDATE: THR is reporting that the Wal-Mart truck driver who hit Morgan's limo bus had not slept in over 24 hours at the time of the crash. A criminal complaint has been filed in Trenton, NJ district court citing the driver's sleep deprivation as one of the causes of the accident. He'll have his initial court appearance on Wednesday morning, where will be charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
UPDATE #2: Morgan's rep has issued the following statement:
“Tracy remains in critical but stable condition. His fiancée Megan is by his side. The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition. Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated. As we shared yesterday, Tracy had surgery on his broken leg. We are working closely with the incredible staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to share information when it is available. This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time. Thank you.”