Nov 8, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison (25) runs with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Vikings RB Mattison (appendix) won’t play Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings ruled out running back Alexander Mattison for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to illness.

NFL Network reported Saturday that Mattison had appendicitis and underwent successful surgery.

Mattison, 22, has rushed for 338 yards and a touchdown and added nine catches for 61 yards in 11 games this season.

A third-round draft pick in 2019, Mattison has rushed 174 times for 800 yards (4.6 average) with two scores in 24 career games. He has 19 receptions for 143 yards.

In his absence, Ameer Abdullah is the likely backup to starter Dalvin Cook when the Vikings (5-6) host the Jaguars (1-10).

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