10/12/2013 07:47 GMT | Updated 10/12/2013 10:02 GMT

Andy Murray Won't Attend Sports Personality Of The Year Awards

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Andy Murray will not attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony on Sunday.

Murray will instead remain at his training base in Miami, where he is recuperating following back surgery, ahead of the Australian Open in January.

The Scot is expected to receive the annual award, held at First Direct Arena in Leeds, after he became the first Briton to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 77 years.

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Andrew Flintoff was not present to collect his 2005 award, as he was touring with the England Test team in Pakistan at the time, and was instead shown receiving the trophy from Sir Ian Botham via a satellite link.

A BBC Sport statement read: "We are, of course, disappointed that Andy Murray cannot be in Leeds in person but are very much looking forward to him joining us live on the night via a link up.

"We’re looking forward to a fantastic night celebrating the 60th Sports Personality, with many former winners and some of the world’s biggest sport stars attending."

Murray jokes with Lennox Lewis during last year's ceremony

Murray was not in attendance for last year's do, either, when he finished runner-up to Sir Bradley Wiggins.

The Scot won the US Open and Olympic gold at London 2012, and also reached the Wimbledon final for the first time.