The former NFL lineman — who lost half of his left arm in a July car crash — says doctors told him he’s a prime candidate for a state-of-the art prosthetic limb … one he can control with HIS MIND!
“I had a good case where they preserved a lot of my nerves from my arm, so I’ll be able to get a prosthetic I’ll be able to control with my mind.”
The 22-year-old joined the guys on the “TMZ Sports” TV show (weeknights on FS1) — and told us how he’s adjusting to life after losing his arm from the elbow down.
The good news … technology in the prosthetic limb industry is CRAZY GOOD right now and Norton says he’s a top candidate for a bionic limb that will allow him to control robotic fingers as easily as he controlled his old ones.
We did some research and the science is fascinating — there are limbs that harness signals transmitted from the brain and essentially tell a robotic hand how to function. It’s amazing.
Norton still has some healing to do before he gets fitted … but he’s learning all about his options in the meantime.
“In the medical field, there’s a lot of new technology out here I’m just now finding out about.”
As for his future, we asked Norton if he’s considering finding a new sport where he can compete with one hand … and while he hasn’t ruled it out, it’s just not his priority at the moment.
Instead, Norton says he’s focusing on starting a non-profit charity and wants to use his platform to inspire kids who are living without limbs.