Miami Dolphins Player Kendrick Norton Loses Arm After Car Accident

Miami Dolphins Player Kendrick Norton Loses Arm After Car Accident

Kendrick Norton, a 22-year-old defensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, had an arm amputation after a vehicle wreck early Thursday in Miami, his agent says.

The horrific event was a time in which former FSU football players sent out their best wishes and prayers for a recovery for Norton on social media - and one writer from the South Flordia Sun-Sentinel took a moment to post what could be called an odd tweet for the situation.

Sources told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald that the injuries were "very serious but not life threatening".

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the crash took place just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of State Road 836 and 826 near Miami. As reports began trickling in yesterday, the serious nature of the accident became more and more apparent - until Norton's agent confirmed that not only was Norton involved in an accident and in the hospital and in critical condition, but he'd also had his arm amputated by paramedics at the scene of the accident in order to remove him from his vehicle. "We ask that you continue to pray for him".

"We were made aware this morning of a serious vehicle accident involving Kendrick Norton", the Miami Dolphins said in a statement. "His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick's privacy".

Norton, who turned 22 on June 7, was signed off the Carolina Panthers' practice squad past year and was expected to compete for a spot on the Dolphins' 53-man roster this summer.

The Dolphins announced that they'd signed Norton on December 19 after he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers earlier in the year.

The new head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, who was a coordinator when Norton was on the team, has also posted a statement online. "He was expected to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster this season".

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