Tuesday, June 22, 2021. 10:39 AM
Minnesota Vikings rookie tackle Jaylen Twyman was one of the many victims of a shootout in Washington DC on Monday, according to a statement from the NFL squad.
Twyman was in a vehicle when he was shot four times, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN. He should make a full recovery from his injuries.
Twyman was shot in an arm, leg, shoulder and buttocks. He is expected to be discharged from hospital later this week and none of the injuries should prevent him from playing for the Vikings in 2021, according to Rosenhaus.
“In the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Rosenhaus, who said his client was visiting an aunt.
Twyman, 21, will not need surgery, his agent said.
Twyman was the 199th overall pick in the 2020 draft. He has decided to take advantage of his choice not to play last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, Twyman became the first inside lineman to dominate University of Pittsburgh in quarterback sacks (10.5) since Aaron Donald in 2013.