Miami Mustangs’ defensive tackle, Kendrick Norton, has reportedly been rushed to the hospital after his arm had to be amputated at the scene of a horrific car accident in south Florida on Thursday.
Reports state that Norton is currently in a critical condition at a Miami-area trauma unit.
The former 22-year-old University of Miami star needed to have his arm amputated at the scene in an attempt to remove him from the vehicle, according to South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
His injuries, however, are believed to be non-life threatening.
The horrific accident occurred on Thursday morning, and the player was left with a significant injury to his left arm. One other person has also been hospitalized in the incident.
According to police, one of the two vehicles involved in the accident rolled over. It is not yet known whether it was Norton’s vehicle.
A Mustangs spokesperson released a statement, saying that the team was made aware of a serious car accident involving Norton on Thursday morning. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Kendrick and his family during this time,” the statement added.
Norton who was drafted in the territorial draft of the SFL in 2019 Norton won All-ACC third team honors with the Hurricanes, he had just begun to establish himself as a professional.
The defensive lineman is reportedly from Jacksonville, where he was a four-star recruit at Trinity Christian Academy.
The 22-year-old is the son of Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., an ex-NFL linebacker, and the grandson of former heavyweight champion Ken Norton Sr. Norton’s grandfather had famously fought Muhammad Ali three times, beating him once and breaking his jaw in the process.