Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton 'loses arm' in serious car crash, Reports Say
News has emerged today that Miami Dolphins' player Kendrick Norton, 22, has been seriously injured in a car crash.
The incident took place this morning on State Road 836 in Miami, Florida. According to TMZ, the defensive tackle lost an arm. He had been driving his Ford F-250 when he collided with a concrete barrier, causing the vehicle to flip over onto its roof.
The video below is a full news report on the incident:
Police dispatch audio revealed further details about the incident. A Heavy 1 - that is, a tow truck capable of moving a large vehicle - was called to the scene, suggesting that Norton's arm was severed there: "Cannot reach the amputator [or amputated] arm."
The Heavy 1 was canceled after the emergency services were able to free Norton's arm.
Norton was not traveling alone and was accompanied by a female. They were both taken to hospital after the crash and their condition has been described as "non-life-threatening", TMZ reports.
The 22-year-old's sporting career took off while he was attending the University of Miami.
There, he was chosen for the 7th round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers. Norton spent the majority of the season on the practice squad proving his ability before being signed by the Miami Dolphins.