Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting his aunt in Washington D.C., according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“Wrong place, wrong time,” Twyman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said, via Schefter. “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.”
Also per Schefter, Twyman does not need surgery and X-rays were negative. He is expected to make a full recovery. The team is aware of the situation.
Twyman, a rookie, was chosen in the sixth round of the NFL draft. He was seen by many as a promising prospect, so it’s possible the Vikings got a steal in the defensive lineman.
He is viewed as a pass-rushing, penetrating defensive tackle, who has a chance to work his way up the depth chart with the Vikings in 2021 and beyond.