Minnesota Vikings rookie injured in shooting, expected to recover


(MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman was one of several people injured in a shooting in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the team said.

Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN that Twyman was reportedly in a vehicle when he was shot four times — in the arm, leg, buttocks and shoulder. He is expected to be released from the hospital this week.

“There doesn’t appear to be any long-term injuries that would prohibit him from playing this season,” Rosenhaus said.

“Wrong place, wrong time,” Rosenhaus added, noting that Twyman was in Washington to visit a family member. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be okay — that’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s okay. He will make a full recovery.”

The 21-year-old defensive lineman suffered superficial exit wounds, but Rosenhaus says he will not need surgery.

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The team says they are “extremely thankful” that Twyman is expected to recover, and that they have been in contact with Twyman’s family.

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