MIAMI — Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton had his arm amputated and remains hospitalized after a car crash in the Miami area Thursday morning, his agent said.
Norton, 22, was transported to Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital’s trauma center, where he remains after the overnight highway crash.
“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 said on Twitter. “We ask that you continue to pray for him.”
Sources said the injury was to his left arm, and 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.”
Norton’s coach at the University of Miami, Manny Diaz, sent out his prayers on Twitter on Thursday morning.
The U family is praying for Kendrick, his family and the medical professionals helping him this morning. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/uYgXANF5H0
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) July 4, 2019
Norton was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers, and the Dolphins signed him off the Panthers’ practice squad in December. He was expected to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster this season.