Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes is on crutches and angry with the NFL for a non-call that left him injured in New York’s 20-10 preseason loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.  Read more after the jump.

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Tynes was hurt when Carolina linebacker Sean Ware fell into his left leg during a field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter. The kick was blocked and Tynes suffered a bruised thigh on the play.

The league has put new rules in place this season in an attempt to increase player safety, but there was no foul called on Ware for the play.

Tynes wasn’t pleased.

“Where was the flag?” he said in Sunday’s edition of the New York Post. “What happened to the defenseless player (emphasis)? I don’t care if you tip the ball, you still shouldn’t be able to hit a kicker when he still has his plant foot on the ground.

“I don’t understand where the hell the rule is, because I was the epitome of a defenseless player,” Tynes added. “I guess we’ll find out soon enough. I’m sure I’m talking out of school, but whatever.”

Tynes appeared to escape serious injury on the play, but is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday.

“I was able to run off the field, but it just got stiff when I came in [to the locker room],” he said. “It’s definitely sore, but I think it’s going to be all right.”