The Miami Dolphins are undoubtedly one of the most successful teams in AFC history. During the team's thirty-year run, they've climbed the ranks - having some of the best players of all time on the pitch, including the likes of Hall of Fame players, Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield, Bob Griese, and Larry Little.
But they are also host to new, up-and-coming talent, including Kendrick Norton.
However, tragically, news has been confirmed that Norton was involved in a "horrific" car crash yesterday, which has resulted in him losing his arm.
His condition is said to be critical, with his agent releasing more information about the terrible accident via a statement.
Kendrick Norton is a rising star in American football.
His sporting roots lie at The University of Miami.
The star was then picked up by the Carolina Panthers in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL draft.
His talent saw him join the acclaimed Dolphins last December.The star has not played for the team yet and was competing for a roster spot this off-season.
However, news came in that Norton had been involved in a "horrific" car crash on Thursday.
via: WPLGFlorida police confirmed that the star's Ford F250 crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned on State Road 836 in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Norton was reportedly traveling with two passengers, including his girlfriend.
But Norton didn't get off as lightly.
In fact, the crash was so serious that the star has lost his arm.
Pictures have surfaced revealing the extent of the ordeal.
via: WPLGNorton's girlfriend can be seen being wheeled out of the ambulance. At this time, it remains unclear whether she and Norton were traveling in the same vehicle or in two different vehicles.
But this image of Norton shows the heartbreaking reality of the crash.
via: WPLGAccording to police dispatch audio, the star's arm was pinned underneath a truck, although the audio also suggests that the arm may have been severed at the scene.
Yesterday, the star's agent confirmed the sad news.
With sadness, I can confirm that Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and suffered multiple injuries, i… https://t.co/OHXHQbRrLI— malki kawa (@malki kawa)1562252858.0
The Miami Dolphins also issued a statement.
We were made aware this morning of a serious car accident involving Kendrick Norton. Our thoughts and prayers are w… https://t.co/0XCjvfRXY2— Miami Dolphins (@Miami Dolphins)1562247496.0
Norton is now said to be in a critical condition in hospital.
via: WPLGThough his injuries are said to not be life-threatening.
Fans were heartbroken by the news.
@MiamiDolphins This is horrible, my prayers go out to him and his family, this is heartbreaking— Black Women are My People 💕 (@Black Women are My People 💕)1562254762.0
But people couldn't help but question what the accident will do to his sporting career.
@MiamiDolphins @AdamSchefter Career ending. So sorry to hear stories like this. Miami Dade is some of the craziest… https://t.co/aIUlH3atrN— Mike (@Mike)1562251097.0