Twyman – who played college football at Pitt – was still in the hospital on Tuesday, but said he’s walking around and expect to be "110%" after the ordeal in the 300 block of 50th Street.
According to Twyman, he’s only in bandages and gauze after an injury that he described as a flesh wound, and it won’t impact his football career.
When the shooting occurred on Monday, he’d gone to pick up a friend for dinner when gunshots rang out.
He blacked out while still in his car, and didn’t see the vehicle that police have linked to the incident.
The Vikings released a statement about the incident Monday evening, saying:
"Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was one of several victims wounded during a shooting in Washington, DC, today. We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery. At this time we will defer any further comment to the proper authorities."
Police have released a photo of a vehicle they believe is linked to the incident.
If you recognize the vehicle, or can help them in the investigation, call (202) 727-9099.