Miami Dolphins Player Kendrick Norton Loses Arm in Crash

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By Web Staff
July 4, 2019Sportsshare
Miami Dolphins Player Kendrick Norton Loses Arm in Crash
Miami defensive lineman Kendrick Norton runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on March 4, 2018. (Michael Conroy/File Photo via AP)

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.

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.

A Dolphins statement said 22-year-old Norton’s injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

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.

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.

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