(FOX NEWS) -- Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Kendrick Norton was reportedly released from the hospital Thursday, two weeks after his left arm was amputated at the scene of a car crash.
An article on the Fox News website says Norton acknowledged his playing career is over but said he feels lucky to be alive. "One thing keeps me going and that is that I am still able to be here," he told WFOR last week. “Seeing my family is so important. It is very good that I have this support system. It keeps me strong and it keeps me tall.”
The Miami Herald tweeted a picture of Norton on crutches leaving the hospital.
Dolphins and former University Miami player Kendrick Norton leaves the hospital pic.twitter.com/jtqmTeuNqJ— Miami Herald Sports (@HeraldSports) July 18, 2019
The athlete was in critical condition after he made an improper lane change and sideswiped another car with his Ford F250, sending him into a concrete barrier near Miami early in the morning July 4, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Neither Norton nor his female passenger were wearing seatbelts.
Norton reportedly endured six surgeries during his time in the hospital, Deadspin reported.
The NFL announced last week Norton’s medical expenses would be covered.
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