Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot while visiting his aunt in Washington D.C. on Monday, according to a statement by the team.
His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that Twyman was inside his car when he was shot four times. He is expected to make a full recovery.
“They are all flesh wounds, superficial wounds,” said Rosenhaus. “I spoke to him, I spoke to his family. They’re all at the hospital. He’s expected to make a full recovery.
“He walked himself into the hospital,” Rosenhaus continued. “He was an innocent bystander in a car. 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.”
Twyman was shot in his arm, leg, buttocks, and shoulder. He is expected to be released from the hospital this week.
“There doesn’t appear to be long-term injuries that would prohibit him from playing this season,” Rosenhaus said. “They did X-rays, there are no broken bones, no ligament damage. I spoke to his father, he’s going to be OK.”
The Vikings, who drafted Twyman out of the University of Pittsburgh, released a statement regarding the news, saying: “We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery.
“At this time we will defer any comment to the proper authorities.”