Miami Dolphins' defense lineman Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries, including an arm amputation, after a car wreck.
The 22-year-old football player was reportedly driving on State Road 836, also called the Dolphin Expressway, when his Ford pickup ran into a concrete barrier wall due to "unknown reasons." Norton's vehicle flipped, coming to a stop on its roof.
Norton's agent, Malki Kawa, announced the incident through a Twitter post: "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."
Florida Highway Patrol stated that the American football star had "severe injuries to his left arm."
"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 Miami Dolphins said in a statement.
Norton played football for the University of Miami Hurricanes. In 2017, during his junior year, he played in each of the team's 13 games, making 12 starts, and got an All-ACC honorable mention.
Football fans expressed their sadness and sympathy via social media, with users commenting:
"Poor guy. In my prayers for sure. I know how life changing it is for Football players after they hang it up. I hope he has a strong influential circle around him to help him get through this once the worse is over."
"Infinite prayers to him and his family. My heart is with him and I pray that he can live as normal of a life as possible. Terrible news and my heart is heavy."
Florida Highway Patrol will continue its investigation to determine the cause of the accident.