Lamar Odom can't recognize longtime friends and even family members when they come to visit while doctors believe he's suffered significant brain damage, TMZ reports. Details inside.

Former NBA player is in rough shape; having a tough time with communication and mobility — and we’re told it’s so bad, he can’t recognize some close friends and family.

Hype Life Magazine has gathered that Lamar has made little progression in the last couple weeks. He is only able to speak a word here and there, and at times he seems “empty.”

has revealed the full extent of Lamar Odom’s long journey to recovery after he went into a coma following his three day drink and drugs binge at a brothel.

The 31-year-old reality star says the former NBA player does not know why he is hospitalized and is having to learn to feed himself again, and speak, as well as put sentences together.

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Speaking on Ellen, Khloe said she cannot tell her estranged husband he suffered a brain injury as it would ‘set him back’ in his recovery process.

“He is off all the machines that help his organs but he has such a long way to go,” Khloe revealed.

“He’s learning how to walk again and feed himself again and put sentences together. Cognitively there is a lot…it’s along long road ahead.”

“He couldn’t  put a words together today. But he understands.”

She added Lamar has never asked why he is in the hospital, and they are just taking each day as it comes.

Khloe, who was on the program promoting her new book, Strong Looks Better Naked, revealed they haven’t yet explained to Lamar how he ended up in hospital.

Lamar can’t recognize longtime friends and even family members when they come to visit while doctors believe he’s suffered significant brain damage, TMZ reports.

Lamar has been hospitalized since October 13th when he was found unresponsive at a Vegas brothel.

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