Miami Dolphins Defensive Tackle Kendrick Norton Loses Arm In Car Accident
Thursday night at around 1:18 a.m. Kendrick Norton‘s Ford F250 collided with Maserati and concrete barrier, warranting a trip to the hospital for Norton where doctors amputated his left arm.
Terrible news: #Dolphins DT Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and doctors amputated his arm, sources say. Other details are not yet available. But he is still at the hospital.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 4, 2019
Norton’s agent, Malki Kawa, broke the unfortunate news through Twitter Thursday morning. “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,” stated Kawa. “We ask that you continue to pray for him. His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick’s privacy.”
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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. We ask that you continue to pray for him. His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick’s privacy.
— malki kawa (@malkikawa) July 4, 2019
The driver behind the Maserati, Jessie Pena, sustained no injuries. The crash’s cause remains unknown as no criminal charges have been filled as of yet. “For unknown reasons, the Ford F250 collided into a concrete barrier wall and subsequently overturned coming to final rest on its roof,” explained highway patrol member Lt. Alex Camacho. The crash occurred near the Miami International Airport.
Norton played at the University of Miami before the Carolina Panthers drafted him with a seventh round pick in 2018. After spending nearly all season as a practice squad player, the Miami Dolphins eventually claimed him just prior to last season’s ending. Norton’s former coach, Ron Rivera, issued a tweet showing his thoughts and concerns for Norton as well.
Prayers up ?? for Kendrick Norton. Great young man, wishing him the best on his road to recovery!
— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) July 4, 2019
Although Norton logged zero playing time during any regular season games, the Dolphins expected him to compete for a position spot this summer. Norton’s potential only adds to this tragedy, as Norton himself and the Dolphins fully intended on translating the success he enjoyed at the colligate level to the NFL this offseason.
We were made aware this morning of a serious car accident involving Kendrick Norton. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 4, 2019
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