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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman is recovering from four gunshot wounds that caused scary but superficial injuries after bullets hit a vehicle he was riding in, his agent Drew Rosenhaus said Monday night.
Twyman does not need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery from the exit wounds to his arm, shoulder, buttocks and leg, according to Rosenhaus.
The Vikings also confirmed the shooting, after being in contact with Twyman and family members.
“We are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery,” the team's statement said.
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ESPN, which was confirmed by Rosenhaus to The Associated Press. He said he spoke earlier Monday to Twyman, who was selected in the sixth round out of Pittsburgh in the NFL draft two months ago.
The incident occurred in his native Washington, D.C., where Twyman was visiting during the team’s summer break. Rosenhaus said Twyman was simply in the “wrong place, wrong time.”that two other men also had nonfatal wounds from the shooting.
Twyman was the 199th overall pick, afterwith an eye toward providing financial help for his mother and brothers.
The 6-foot-1, 301-pound Twyman, was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection in 2019 after becoming(10 1/2) since Aaron Donald in 2013. Donald, the six-time All-Pro for the Los Angeles Rams, has become a mentor to Twyman.
In 2014, then-Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was struck in his calf by a stray bullet fired in a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis. His injury was not serious.
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