Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was one of a few casualties injured during a shooting in Washington, D.C., on Monday, as indicated by a statement from the team.
Twyman was in a vehicle when he was shot four times, his representative, Drew Rosenhaus, revealed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He’s required to make a full recuperation.
Twyman was shot in the arm, leg, buttocks and shoulder, Rosenhaus disclosed to Schefter Tuesday. Twyman is relied upon to be released from the hospital this week and “there doesn’t appear to be any long-term injuries that would prohibit him from playing this season,” as per Rosenhaus.
“Wrong place, wrong time,” said Rosenhaus, who revealed to ESPN that Twyman was in Washington visiting an auntie. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be OK — that’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s OK. He will make a full recovery.”
The 21-year-old suffered superficial exit wounds and won’t require surgery, as indicated by Rosenhaus.
The Vikings said they are in direct contact with Twyman and his family and are “extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery.”
Minnesota drafted Twyman with the 199th pick in May. Prior to quitting the 2020 season, Twyman became the first interior defensive lineman to lead Pitt in sacks (10.5 in 2019) since Aaron Donald accomplished similar accomplishment six years earlier.