Salguero says he’s been told Norton’s injuries are “very serious but not life-threatening.”
According to Andy Slater, paramedics had to amputate Norton’s left arm at the scene of the crash.
The Dolphins released the following statement:
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
A family friend tells Barry Jackson Norton’s car was cut off in traffic and the vehicle flipped. Norton sustained several injuries, including to his arm.
Norton, 22, is a former seventh-round pick by the Panthers out of Miami in the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $2.5 million rookie contract but was among Carolina’s final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.
Norton signed on with the Panthers’ practice squad after clearing waivers. The Dolphins signed him off the Panthers practice squad last December.
Norton has yet to appear in an NFL game.
During his three-year college career at Miami, Norton recorded 84 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, five sacks, one pass defense, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble.