Dolphins' Kendrick Norton Hospitalized, Has Arm Amputated After Car Crash

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 4, 2019

This is a 2019 photo of Kendrick Norton of the Miami Dolphins NFL football team. This image reflects the Miami Dolphins active roster as of Tuesday, April 16, 2019 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
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Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton had his arm amputated Thursday after his involvement in a car accident.

Norton's agent, Malki Kawa, announced the news and added that Norton suffered "multiple injuries" in the crash:

Earlier on Thursday, the Dolphins tweeted that Norton was in a "serious" car collision and offered their support:

According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Norton was admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, in critical condition but is expected to survive.

The 22-year-old Norton is a Jacksonville, Florida, native who played his college football at Miami. In three seasons with the Hurricanes, Norton registered 84 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and five sacks.

Norton was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the No. 242 overall pick in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft. After spending most of the 2018 season on Carolina's practice squad, the Dolphins claimed Norton in December.

He was poised to compete for a spot in Miami's defensive tackle rotation behind presumptive starters Davon Godchaux and 2019 first-round pick Christian Wilkins.

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