UPDATE: The Vikings have released a statement on the situation regarding Jaylen Twyman.
Jaylen pic.twitter.com/5vEXkqWEfa— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) June 22, 2021
The statement reads:
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was one of several victims wounded during a shooting in Washington, D.C. today. We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful that Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery. At this time we will defer any further comment to the proper authorities.
Original story is below the break.
A very scary report has come out of Washington, D.C. involving one of the Minnesota Vikings’ latest draftees, but it appears that the news is about as good as we can expect.
Vikings have been apprised of the situation with Jaylen Twyman, who was in a car when he was shot. There were superficial, exit wounds, Drew Rosenhaus said. Twyman does not need surgery. Xrays were negative. The anticipation is he will make a full recovery. https://t.co/6UjwkRV1bY— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2021
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, rookie defensive tackle Jaylen was shot four times while visiting his aunt in Washington, D.C.
Per Schefter’s report, Twyman’s wounds are superficial exit wounds and the word is that he does not need surgery, which is incredibly positive news. As you can see, Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that it was simply a case of “wrong case, wrong time” for Twyman.
The Vikings have just concluded their last minicamps before Training Camp starts in late July. At this point, we don’t know how this is going to affect his preparation for the upcoming season, but the fact that he’s going to be okay and make a complete recovery is the most important news to come out of this right now.
We’ll have more news on this story as it develops. For now, what we know is that rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has been shot in Washington, D.C., but is expected to make a full recovery.