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  • Rosenhaus told ESPN that Twyman was simply in the “wrong place” at the “wrong time” when gunfire struck a vehicle he was in.
  • Two other passengers in the vehicle sustained non-fatal injuries, according to The Associated Press.
  • His agent added that he does not believe Wyman suffered any season-defining injuries.

An NFL rookie is recovering after sustaining four gunshot wounds while on a trip to Washington, D.C. 

Jaylen Twyman, a defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, is expected to make full recovery from exit wounds to his arm, shoulder, buttocks and leg, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN

“We have been in contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery,” the Vikings said in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

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The veteran agent told the outlet that Twyman was simply in the “wrong place” at the “wrong time” when gunfire struck a vehicle he was in. Two other passengers in the vehicle sustained nonfatal injuries, according to the Associated Press (AP). 


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"In talking to him today, he's going to be OK -- that's all that matters,” Rosenhaus told ESPN. "We're thankful he's OK. He will make a full recovery."

Rosenhaus added that he does not believe Wyman suffered any season-defining injuries. 

Twyman opted out of the 2020 NFL season after being selected 199th overall in the draft. The 6-foot, 1-inch inch lineman played college football at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned Atlantic Coast Conference honors. 


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Published on Jun 22, 2021