Morgan Freeman is struggling with nerve damage

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 16:01 PM IST

London: Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman is waiting anxiously for his stretched nerves to grow back to normal so that he can fly his plane and sail his boat again.

The actor, who has been disabled since two years after a car crash fractured his shoulder blade, has learned he’ll have to wait another year until his nerves allow him to be fully functioning once more.

"The doctor said stretched nerves are the hardest to heal. If they had been severed, they’d grow back together much shorter time. The nerves grow back at a rate of one inch a month,” a news daily quoted him as telling Penthouse magazine.

"Since I’ve got long arms, I’ve got another year for my nerves to reconnect.”

"My life has changed because I’m basically one-handed. I can’t fly my plane, sail my boat," he added.

ANI