Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was injured after being shot Monday in Washington DC but is expected to make a full recovery.
The team broke the news in a statement and said Twyman, who turns 22 next month, was among the many victims of the incident.
“We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family and are extremely grateful that Jaylen should make a full recovery,” the team said. “For now, we will defer any further comments to the appropriate authorities.”
Twyman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told NFL.com that Twyman, the team’s sixth-round pick in Pittsburgh in the NFL Draft two months ago, was hit four times.
“These are all wounds of the flesh, superficial wounds,” Rosenhaus said. “I spoke to him, I spoke to his family, they are all in the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery. He entered the hospital himself. He was an innocent bystander in a car – in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
“They did x-rays, there are no broken bones, no ligament damage. I spoke to his father, he will be okay. And I briefed the Vikings on everything that’s going on and how it’s going.
Twyman had 57 tackles and 11 sacks in two seasons at Pitt, winning All-ACC first-team honors in 2019. The DC native topped the Panthers with 10.5 sacks in 2019 after being redshirted in his debut. year in 2017.
He chose not to participate in the 2020 campaign due to concerns about COVID-19.
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