Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch made the decision that he would not be able to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday as the team was boarding its flight to Minneapolis, according to NFL.com.
Lynch had been listed as a full participant in practice throughout the week and was expected to travel with the team to Minneapolis.
Lynch is still recovering from sports hernia surgery which he underwent in late November. He was expected to miss four to five weeks.
The 29-year-old has played in only seven games this season, carrying the ball 111 times for 417 yards and three touchdowns.