Kendrick Norton

Miami defensive lineman Kendrick Norton runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Dolphins say Norton suffered injuries in a “serious” car crash. The team said in a statement Thursday that 22-year-old Norton’s injuries aren’t considered life-threatening, but offered few other details. The crash happened late Thursday near Miami.

Dolphins DL Kendrick Norton's arm amputated after car accident, leaving him in critical condition

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, is in critical condition in Jackson Memorial Hospital's trauma unit, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, after sustaining injuries from a car accident early Thursday morning.

The Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly is among those reporting Norton's left arm was amputated as a result of the multi-vehicle collision.

"We were made aware this morning of a serious car accident involving Kendrick Norton," the team said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time."

Sources told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald that the injuries were "very serious but not life threatening." David Dwork of CBS Miami said video of Norton arriving at the hospital "appears to show him suffering a very serious injury to his left arm" and it was later reported Norton's left arm required amputation at the scene.

Claimed off the Carolina Panthers' practice squad late last year, Norton never played at the pro level but he did register 84 tackles, including 18 for a loss, and five sacks in three seasons as a member of the University of Miami Hurricanes. Norton earned All-ACC Honorable Mention honors in 2017.

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