A tragic car accident as cost Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton his arm.
Reports say that Norton has his arm amputated and remains hospitalized after a car crash in the Miami area early Thursday morning, his agent said.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said the Ford F250 driven by the 22-year-old Norton crashed into a concrete barrier on State Road 836 near Miami. The truck overturned and came to a rest on its roof.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews rendered aid to Norton, who had severe injuries to his left arm and was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he remains.
“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,” his agent Malki Kawa tweeted. “We ask that you continue to pray for him.”
His medical status is not considered life-threatening. The Sun Sentinel reported that Norton is in critical condition.
“We were made aware this morning of a serious car accident involving Kendrick Norton,” the Dolphins said in a statement Thursday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time.”