Marshawn Lynch told Seahawks he wasn't ready to play against Vikings

BY James Parziale • January 9, 2016

Marshawn Lynch was ruled out of the NFC wild-card game against Minnesota late Friday, but the Seattle Seahawks running back may have actually ruled himself out.

Lynch reportedly told the Seahawks he wasn't ready to go against the Vikings on Sunday in the frigid temperatures in Minnesota.

Lynch was listed as a full participant in practice all three days this week after not playing since Week 10 against Arizona. Lynch had abdominal surgery Nov. 25 and rejoined the team this week after spending most of his recovery in the Bay Area working out with personal trainers.

With Lynch out the Seahawks are likely to rely on the combo of Christine Michael and Bryce Brown, who shared the rushing load the final three weeks of the regular season. Michael is coming off a career-high 102 yards rushing in the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals.

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