MIAMI—Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated.
Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday morning.
“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,” Norton’s sports agent said on Twitter.
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
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho says the Ford F250 Norton was driving crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned early Thursday on State Road 836 near Miami.
“A friend of Norton said his vehicle got cut off and ended up flipping, coming to rest on its roof,” the Miami Herald reported.
“According to police dispatch audio, EMT personnel requested a heavy 1—a tow truck that can lift a large vehicle. It appears his arm was pinned underneath the truck,” TMZ reported.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews rendered aid to Norton, who was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Miami Dolphins Kendrick Norton Loses Arm in Car Crash https://t.co/N3qjFeC10u
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 4, 2019
A Dolphins statement said 22-year-old Norton’s injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.
— Miami Herald Sports (@HeraldSports) July 4, 2019
Norton’s team said on Twitter they were made aware of the car accident early on Thursday, sending prayers for him and his family.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time,” the Miami Dolphins said on Twitter.
We were made aware this morning of a serious car accident involving Kendrick Norton. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 4, 2019
Norton played at the University of Miami, where he was a three-year letterman and two-year starter and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round in 2018.
He spent much of last season on their practice squad. The Dolphins signed him in December.
The CNN Wire, The Associated Press and NTD News staff contributed to this article.