Vikings rookie lucky to be alive after suffering multiple gunshot wounds

(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) Jaylen Twyman
(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) Jaylen Twyman /

Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman suffered four gunshot wounds on Monday, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

Less than two months after his dreams of getting picked in the NFL Draft came true, Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman now finds himself recovering from an incident that could have tragically ended his career as a professional football player.

During a visit to his hometown of Washington, D.C. on Monday, Twyman was one of four people who were wounded in a shooting according to multiple reports.

Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN that the Vikings rookie suffered gunshot wounds to his arm, buttocks, leg, and shoulder.

Minnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman not expected to need surgery

Luckily, Tywman is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries, and the other three people who were wounded are expected to survive as well.

Twyman’s injuries from the shooting are also not expected to require surgery to help him during the recovery process.

Things definitely could have turned out much worse for Minnesota defensive lineman as there were apparently dozens of shell casings found at the crime scene by police.

Twyman should be able to get back to fulfilling his dream of playing in the NFL in the near future as Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that “there doesn’t appear to be any long-term injuries that would prohibit [Twyman] from playing this season.”

In 2014, Twyman’s uncle was killed in a drive-by shooting, and then in 2016, his older brother also lost his life in a shooting. Both incidents occurred near where the Vikings rookie was shot on Monday. Luckily, he did not suffer the same fate as his family members.

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Twyman selected by Minnesota in the sixth round of this year’s NFL Draft. Prior to opting out of the 2020 college season, he was believed to be one of the top defensive line prospects in the nation.