Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Kendrick Norton reportedly had his arm amputated after a car crash.
Sources told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the 22-year-old was in critical condition at the hospital in Miami, but he is expected to survive.
Paramedics had to amputate his left arm to get him from a vehicle, sources told the publication.
Malki Kawa, his agent, confirmed the news on Twitter.
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
“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,” he wrote.
The Dolphins on July 4 also confirmed the news on Twitter.
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
“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,” the team wrote.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the accident took place near Dolphin and Palmetto expressways in Miami-Dade County.
The U family is praying for Kendrick, his family and the medical professionals helping him this morning. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/uYgXANF5H0
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) July 4, 2019
Norton’s former coach at the University of Miami also wrote about the life-changing injury.
“Praying for Kendrick, his family and the medical professionals helping him this morning,” Manny Diaz tweeted.
— WPLG Local 10 Sports (@Local10Sports) July 4, 2019
Support for Norton emerged on social media after news of his accident spread.
— De’Andre Johnson (@DredaDon14) July 4, 2019
Our thoughts are with Kendrick Norton and his family. https://t.co/NVue1SzsRM
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) July 4, 2019
Serious prayer for my man Kendrick Norton. God watch over him in Jesus name, Amen.
— Chief David Njoku (@David_Njoku80) July 4, 2019
Other details about the incident are not clear.
Notable Celebrity Deaths in 2019
Actress Peggy Lipton, who starred in David Lynch’s iconic show “Twin Peaks,” and the 1960s show “The Mob Squad,” died on May 11 at the age of 72.
The cause of death was cancer.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead at the age of 33 in South Los Angeles on March 31.
Actor Luke Perry died from a stroke on March 4.
Iconic “Boyz N The Hood” director and the youngest ever Oscar nominee for best picture died after spending days in a coma following a stroke.
Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote, “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical … every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”
Celebrity comedian Freddie Starr died aged 76 at his home in Spain, according to reports.
The body of the British-born funnyman was reportedly discovered by a caregiver at his apartment in Mijas on the Costa del Sol on May 9, the Mirror reported.
Starr had been ill.
A neighbor, who asked not to be named, told the Mirror: “His carer found him dead in his chair at around 3:30 p.m. Police arrived first and then later an ambulance arrived and he was taken away.
“His next door neighbor, who is a nurse, said he was definitely dead. She said she thinks he may have suffered a heart attack.”
BBC Radio 6 music presenter Kelly Jobanputra, of Swindon in southwest England, died on April 26, according to the Swindon Advertiser. She was tragically struck and killed by a train, according to reports.
The celebrity radio host had just turned 40 in April, The Sun reported, and last year had given birth to her second child.
“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Jan. 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.
Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote.