The Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot and killed in Washington, DC on Monday. Team announced, As one of several shooting victims.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Adam Schefter), he was shot four times in the arm, hip, leg and shoulder, but injuries did not prevent him from missing the game this season.
According to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Vikings rookie DT Jaylen Twyman was shot in the arm, leg, hip and shoulder. Twyman is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week. “It seems that there is no long-term injury that will prohibit him from playing this season.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 22, 2021
“We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are very grateful that Jaylen is expected to fully recover. At this time we will postpone any further comments to the relevant authorities,” the Viking’s statement read.
In a report from ESPN, Twyman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus (Drew Rosenhaus) said that he was visiting his aunt and “came to the wrong place and the wrong time”.
“Talk to him today and he will be fine-this is the most important thing. We are grateful that he is fine. He will fully recover,” Rosenhaus said in the report.
The report stated that the wound does not require surgery.
Twyman is Pitt’s former defensive tackle. Before he opted out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus, he led the team with 12 losses and 10.5 sacks in 2019. He is the first Pitt inside winger to lead the team in sacks since Aaron Donald in 2013.
When the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round, Twyman’s success with Pitt allowed him to be selected with the 199th overall pick in the draft.