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Aqib Talib seems to have avoided long-term injury despite suffering a gunshot wound to the leg early Sunday morning.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the bullet entered and exited the Broncos corner's leg without hitting any arteries or damaging any ligaments. He did not require surgery, and needed only stitches to repair the wound. 

Talib, who played for the Patriots in 2012 and 2013, was one of multiple gunshot victims at a Dallas nightclub this weekend, and he was reportedly taken to a local hospital in his Rolls Royce. He was expected to be released on Monday, according to the Broncos, but he would miss the team's trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl 50 victory over the Panthers.

Dallas police have not yet identified a suspect in the shooting, per Mike Klis of 9News in Denver. Pro Football Talk reported on Monday morning that there were some who wondered if Talib may have accidentally shot himself and that "the possibility of a self-shooting was being explored by the Broncos."