Dolphins DT Kendrick Norton cited for crash that led to arm amputation
Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Kendrick Norton was in a serious car accident last week that resulted in him having to have his left arm amputated, and authorities have determined that he was at fault for the crash.
According to an accident report obtained by ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe, police cited Norton with improper lane change after he pulled out in front of another vehicle and made slight contact with it before slamming into a concrete barrier. Norton’s Ford F-250 truck sideswiped a Maserati while Norton was traveling on the outside lane and made a sudden turn. The report stated that neither alcohol nor drugs were believed to be a factor, and the driver of the Maserati did not suffer any injuries.
Norton remains in the hospital, where he has undergone four surgeries. He is said to be in stable condition despite losing his arm. The 22-year-old was told by the NFL this week that all of his medical expenses will be covered by the league and the Dolphins’ insurance. He shared an optimistic message on his Instagram story Monday.
“I’m good thank you to everyone that checked on me!!! I’m good thanks for the prayers to God be the glory,” Norton wrote.
Norton was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round last year and did not make the roster, which is how he ended up with the Dolphins. Norton also played his college ball at Miami.