Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was released from the hospital on Thursday two weeks after his left arm was amputated at a traffic accident in Miami in the early morning hours of July 4. Norton failed six operations at the Jackson Memorial Hospital, the last just three days ago.
Initial reporting suggested that Norton was discontinued upon exchange of the Dolphin Expressway and Palmetto Expressway (State Road 826) which caused the accident. It turns out to be untrue, at least according to the official survey: the Florida Highway Patrol's crash report, summarized by the Miami Herald found that Norton "made a wrong change" on the south 826 ramp and cut the right side of a Maserati, which means that Norton's pickup truck carries into a concrete barrier and rolls on its right side before going to "finally rest on its roof to the southwest". The report also noted that neither Norton nor his passengers wore safety belts, even if the passenger was unharmed.
Norton's medical expenses were reportedly covered by NFL's insurance, but his play career is over. Norton acknowledged so much last week in a conversation with Peter D & # 39; Oench from CBS Miami:
"To be here live I. One thing keeps me going and that is that I can still be here. Seeing my family is so important. It is very good that I have this support system. It keeps me strong and it keeps me high. "
" But I realize that I will not be able to play for anyone. We work past it, you know. That reality sinks in. I live and I am grateful. "