Kendrick Norton
Miami (FL) defensive lineman Kendrick Norton (DL14) runs in the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Miami Dolphins’ defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has received some positive updates on his devastating arm amputation incident.

The NFL world was shocked by the incident that happened to Norton which marked the end of his football career. Just about a week ago, the athlete got into a serious car accident which led to Norton’s arm being amputated. Norton was immediately taken to the hospital.

To everyone's surprise, the 22-year-old pro football player was in high spirits and has sent the public a message on his Instagram account with a photo of his hand in a “thumbs up” gesture and wrote, “I’m good, thank you to everyone that checked on me!!! I’m good, thanks for the prayers.”

On Tuesday, the NFL said they will cover the medical bills of Norton despite the fact that the accident did not occur during a football game or practice, ESPN reported.

Prior to this, a GoFundMe page was launched by Norton’s team asking for additional financial support given the needs that will arise due to his current circumstance. The earnings from the said GoFundMe page could be saved for his future needs.

As for his spot in the NFL, the Dolphins have the option to put him on the Non-Football Injury list, which would allow the team to keep paying him and would make him eligible for the league’s health insurance, Fox News noted.

Norton has received an overwhelming amount of support from family, former Dolphins and University of Miami teammates, friends and strangers, since the incident. With the continuous flow of help Norton is getting at the moment, the possibility of football fans seeing the Dolphins rising star in a good and much stable condition is increasing.

The accident surely will end Norton's NFL career but at this point, the focus is now turned to ensuring that Norton will recover positively.

Norton was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the following day. He was released on September 6, 2018, but was re-signed four days later until Norton was signed by the Miami Dolphins On December 19, 2018.