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SportKendrick Norton deemed at fault for wreck that resulted in amputated arm

21:01  11 july  2019
21:01  11 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Dolphins' Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car crash, per reports

Dolphins' Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car crash, per reports The Dolphins defensive lineman was involved in an overnight crash that forced doctors to amputate his arm.

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Kendrick Norton was at fault for the car wreck that resulted in him sustaining severe injuries and ultimately resulted in his arm getting amputated, according to the crash report obtained by ESPN.

The Dolphins defensive tackle was ticketed for improper lane change, which caused the chain of events that led to the horrific crash. According to Florida Highway Patrol's report, Norton was driving his Ford F250 truck on the outside lane of State Road 836 in the Miami area when he made a quick turn to try and get to the inside lanes going southbound.

As he sped up and changed lanes, he clipped the front of a Maserati, which caused Norton to crash into a concrete barrier and overturn the truck.

NFL star has arm amputated after horrific accident

NFL star has arm amputated after horrific accident Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was in a car accident that resulted in the amputation of his left arm, according to multiple reports. Norton was in critical condition but expected to live, reported Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Early reports said the accident could end Norton’s football career. Then came more serious reports that said his arm was amputated. The Sun-Sentinel also reported Norton’s left arm was amputated “by paramedics at the scene for him to exit the vehicle.” Norton’s agent confirmed the reports late Thursday morning.

Per the report, the driver of the Maserati was able to stop on his own. Drugs and alcohol were not considered a factor in the crash.

Norton, 22, has been in the hospital since the July 4 crash, where doctors were forced to amputate his arm due to the severity of his injuries. He's already undergone four surgeries and more are expected as he prepares to get a prostheitc arm.

Norton's NFL career is now over, but the league has agreed to cover all his medical costs. His agent, Malki Kawa, said that Norton's "spirits are up considering the traumatic accident that he suffered and he's thankful for the support."

The Dolphins claimed Norton off waivers from the Panthers in 2018. He was placed on Miami's 53-man roster and expected to compete for playing time this season along the defensive line.

The former collegiate standout was a seventh-round draft pick by the Panthers in 2018 after he had 84 tackles, 18 for loss, five sacks and a forced fumble over his three-year career at the University of Miami.

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