Minnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting his aunt in Washington, D.C. on Monday. The defensive tackle managed to escape any serious injuries.
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Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN.com that it was “wrong place, wrong time.”
“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,” Rosenhaus told ESPN.
According to Rosenhaus, Twyman does not need surgery and his x-rays were negative. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The Vikings released a statement regarding the incident.
“We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family,” the statement read. “And we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery. At this time we will defer any further comments to the proper authorities.”
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Twyman, a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, played college football at Pittsburgh but opted out of the 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic. He finished with 10.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in 13 games during the 2019 season.