Colts' Pyatt taken from field on stretcher

Updated: November 2, 2003, 6:16 PM ET

MIAMI -- Brad Pyatt of the Indianapolis Colts was removed from the field on a stretcher as a precaution Sunday after he bruised his chest and strained his lower back returning a punt against the Miami Dolphins.

X-rays were normal, and Pyatt was walking less than an hour later.

The game was delayed 10 minutes before Pyatt was lifted onto a stretcher. The rookie was hit after returning a punt 11 yards.

"We pretty much knew he was going to be OK when he went in the dressing room, even though he spent a long time on the ground," Colts coach Tony Dungy said.

Miami's Tommy Hendricks was also shaken up on the play, but walked off the field.

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