Tracy Morgan's Publicist: Leg Amputation Rumors False

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    NBC10's Harry Hairston has the latest on the condition of comedian and actor Tracy Morgan, two days after a crash left him critically injured.

    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan remains in critical but stable condition, according to his publicist.

    "There has been no change in Tracy's condition today," wrote Morgan's rep Lewis Kay in a written release. "From this point forward, we will only provide updates when there is new information to share." 

    Kay also dispelled rumors on Monday that the "SNL" and "30 Rock" star's leg needed to be amputated.

    “Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated,” Kay wrote. “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.”

    Morgan and six others were inside a Mercedes Sprinter limo traveling in the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury, New Jersey Saturday morning when a Walmart truck crashed into it, causing it to flip and hit four other vehicles.

    Morgan was critically hurt in the accident, suffering a broken leg, femur, nose and ribs. He was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.  Morgan’s mentor and fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, 69, was killed in the crash.

    Fellow passengers Jeffrey Millea and Ardie Fuqua, Jr. were also critically injured in the crash and remain hospitalized. Harris Stanton, another passenger, was treated and released on Sunday.

    Kevin Roper, the 35-year-old driver of the Walmart truck, was arrested and charged with Death by Auto and Assault by Driving. According to a criminal complaint, Roper hadn’t slept for at least 24 hours when the crash occurred. Investigators have not yet revealed however whether he fell asleep at the wheel.