Giants PK Matt Bryant hurt on final play of first half

Updated: October 5, 2003, 8:24 PM ET

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants kicker Matt Bryant pulled his right hamstring kicking a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the first half against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Bryant grabbed his right leg even before the kick easily split the uprights, cutting the Dolphins' lead to 13-10. Miami won, 23-10.

As players walked off the field, Giants trainers attended to Bryant. He had to be taken off the field on a golf cart.

"It was just a freak thing," said Bryant. "It just happened. I heard it pop."

The Giants have no idea how long Bryant will be sidelined. The former pawnbroker who earned a job with the team last year was scheduled for an MRI on Monday.

"I did everything the same," said Bryant. "I kicked the ball 15 times into the net to warm up and then went out there. Maybe I was hurt warming up."

Punter Jeff Feagles came out of the locker room just minutes after the teams left the field and started practicing field goals. He kicked off to start the second half, and then missed a 29-yard attempt that would have tied the score at 13-all in the third quarter.

Since Feagles is the holder, backup quarterback Jesse Palmer also came out to work on holds.

Bryant hit 6-of-7 field goal attempts and all nine of his extra points before getting hurt.

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