Tracy Morgan may have broken his leg, but that does not mean that his leg will be amputated.
Rumors about amputation started swirling soon after it was revealed that the 30 Rock star sustained multiple bone injuries, including a broken femur, in the horrible 6-vehicle accident on Saturday morning. Sites like MediaTakeout.com even went as far as declaring that Morgan’s femur was ‘crushed’ and doctors are ‘fighting’ to restore his leg with amputation a high possibility.
But we doctors know that amputation is only done when the leg’s muscles and tissues die due to stopped blood supply to the leg for a pretty long time, for example in conditions like frost bite or gangrene … which in Morgan’s case is not.
Anyway, Morgan’s rep released a statement on Monday dismissing the rumor as ‘fabricated’:
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.