Miami Dolphins Player Kendrick Norton Injured in Car Crash, Has Arm Amputated

Kendrick Norton (Photo: AP)
Kendrick Norton (Photo: AP)

A Miami Dolphins football player is in the hospital after he reportedly had his arm amputated following an early morning car crash that could potentially affect his playing career.

Defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, who played his college football at the University of Miami, is in critical condition at Ryder Trauma Center but is expected to live after being one of two people reportedly hospitalized.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the crash took place just before 1:30 a.m. as a Ford F250 driven by Norton collided with a concrete barrier and overturned. A Maserati vehicle was also involved, but the driver was not hurt.

Norton’s agent, Malki Kawa, tweeted that the second year player’s arm was amputated while asking for fans to continue praying for him and his family.

The Dolphins released a statement saying they were aware of the crash.

In three seasons with the Hurricanes, Norton combined for 84 tackles and had five sacks before leaving after his junior season.

The Jacksonville native was drafted in the seventh round by the Carolina Panthers in 2018 before signing with the Dolphins in December.

SOURCE: NBC 6