Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting a family member in Washington, D.C., but is expected to make a full recovery according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
Rosenhaus also said that the 21-year-old Twyman, who was visiting his aunt, was in a vehicle when he was shot and suffered superficial exit wounds that won’t require surgery: “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. He walked himself into the hospital.” Rosenhaus added: “He was an innocent bystander in a car — wrong place, wrong time. They did X-rays, there are no broken bones, no ligament damage. I spoke to his father, he’s going to be OK. And I informed the Vikings of everything that is going on and how he is.”
The Vikings selected Twyman with the No. 199 overall pick in this year’s draft. Before opting out of the 2020 season, he became the first interior defensive lineman to lead the University of Pittsburgh in sacks (10.5 in 2019) since NFL star Aaron Donald did so six years prior.
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