Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman is expected to make a “full recovery” after being wounded Monday during a shooting in Washington D.C., the team announced.
Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN that Twyman, a sixth-round pick out of Pittsburgh, was visiting a family member in his native Washington when he was shot four times while in a vehicle. Rosenhaus said he sustained superficial exit wounds and will not need surgery.
“Wrong place, wrong time,” Rosenhaus told ESPN. “In talking to him (Monday), he’s going to be OK. That’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s OK. He will make a full recovery.”
In a statement released Monday night, the Vikings said Twyman was “one of several victims” in the incident.
“We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery,” the statement continued. “At this time, we will defer any further comment to the proper authorities.”
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) June 22, 2021
According to the Killmoe News in Washington, three individuals were shot in Northeast Washington, and all are expected to survive.
TRIPLE SHOOTING: 300 Bl. of 50th St. N.E. MPD on scene investigating 3 individuals shot. These individuals were found in various locations in this area. One was Vikings pick Jaylen Twyman ALL WILL SURVIVE H/t @RSprouseNews @RealTimeNews10 pic.twitter.com/N1cYBEctMr
— Killmoenews (@Killmoenews1) June 21, 2021
Taken with the No. 199 overall pick on May 1, Twyman opted out of the 2020 season at Pittsburgh. In 2019, he led the Panthers with 10½ sacks.
The Vikings completed spring drills last week and players are not due back in the Twin Cities until shortly before training camp starts July 28.