Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was involved in a car wreck in Florida overnight Thursday, and although he is expected to live, his injuries are serious.
With sadness, I can confirm that Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and suffered multiple injuries, including the amputation of his arm. We ask that you continue to pray for him. His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick’s privacy.
— malki kawa (@malkikawa) July 4, 2019
The team wouldn’t elaborate beyond a statement mentioning that Norton was in the hospital, but Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reported that the NFL player had to have his left arm amputated at the scene of the crash. Norton’s agent, Malki Kawa, confirmed the news.
According to the Miami Herald, Norton’s vehicle was cut off and rolled over near the intersection of Dolphin Expressway and Palmetto Expressway.
Video of #Dolphins DT and former #Canes Kendrick Norton being wheeled in to Jackson Memorial is difficult to watch, that video and the latest on his condition coming up on @nbc6 at 11AM pic.twitter.com/8sFddEGJO9
— Chris Fischer NBC6 (@FischerNBC6) July 4, 2019
Norton, who played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2018 draft. The Dolphins signed him to their roster last December.