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 athlete was in critical condition after 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.