NFL rookie Jaylen Twyman shot while visiting aunt in Washington D.C.

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.”

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