Miami Dolphins' Kendrick Norton, 22, has left arm amputated at scene of horrific car accident, in critical condition
The 22-year-old defensive tackle is currently in a critical condition at a Miami-area trauma unit following the horrific car accident in south Florida on Thursday
Miami Dolphins' defensive tackle, Kendrick Norton, has reportedly been rushed to the hospital after his arm had to be amputated at the scene of a horrific car accident in south Florida on Thursday.
Reports state that Norton is currently in a critical condition at a Miami-area trauma unit.
The former 22-year-old University of Miami star needed to have his arm amputated at the scene in an attempt to remove him from the vehicle, according to South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
His injuries, however, are believed to be non-life threatening.
The horrific accident occurred on Thursday morning, and the player was left with a significant injury to his left arm. One other person has also been hospitalized in the incident.
According to police, one of the two vehicles involved in the accident rolled over. It is not yet known whether it was Norton's vehicle.
Reports state that the 22-year-old player had yet to play a game for the Dolphins after he spent most of last season on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. The Dolphins signed Norton in December when another former University of Miami star was put on injured reserve.
A Dolphins spokesperson released a statement, saying that the team was made aware of a serious car accident involving Norton on Thursday morning. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time," the statement added.
Norton was reportedly drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, however, despite winning All-ACC third team honors with the Hurricanes, he was yet to establish himself as a professional.
The defensive lineman is reportedly from Jacksonville, where he was a four-star recruit at Trinity Christian Academy.
The 22-year-old is the son of Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., an ex-NFL linebacker, and the grandson of former heavyweight champion Ken Norton Sr. Norton's grandfather had famously fought Muhammad Ali three times, beating him once and breaking his jaw in the process.