EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Domenik Hixon #87 of the New York Giants kneels on the turf in pain as teammate Hakeem Nicks #88 tends turnover him against the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Domenik Hixon Injury: Giants WR Tears ACL, Out For Season

The hits keep on coming for the Giants. WR Domenik Hixon is out for the 2011 season after tearing his ACL on Monday Night Football.

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Domenik Hixon Injury: Giants WR Headed To Injured Reserve

The hits keep on coming for the New York Giants as the team announces that WR Domenik Hixon will miss the rest of the 2011 season with a torn ACL. This is the second consecutive year he's missed the season with an ACL injury.

Hixon caught a touchdown pass in the Monday Night Football game against the St. Louis Rams and appeared to be hurt when he came down. It was later suggested that he had a calf problem, and not a knee injury, so the news of an ACL tear comes as a bit of a surprise.

This is yet another blow to the Giants, who have started the season 1-1 and have another big game against the Philadelphia Eagles next week. They may also have to go without WR Mario Manningham, who may have a concussion in that game.

Hixon was the team's No. 3 receiver and punt returner. He was expected to have a rising role with the Giants so that he's missing another season is a bad blow for him and the team.

SB Nation's Big Blue View is asking: When will it all end?

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Domenik Hixon Injury Update: Tight Calf, Not Injured Knee, Knocked Hicks Out

Domenik Hixon missed the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL in his right knee, so it was nerve-wracking to see him hobble off the field Monday after scoring a second-quarter touchdown against the Rams. Initial reports confirmed fears that he re-injured the knee, and his return was officially dubbed "questionable."

Fortunately, the injury doesn't appear to be serious. Hixon made a brief attempt to return in the second half, appearing in a handful of plays, but with the score well in hand the Giants opted against taking unnecessary risks. And as he clarified to reporters after the game, it wasn't his knee at all, but rather tightness in his calf, that forced him out.

"They asked me if I felt 100 percent," Hixon said. "I was honest and told them no."

It's not yet clear if Hixon will miss additional time with the injury. He finished the game with two catches and 29 yards.

The injury occurred as Hixon fell awkwardly while juggling a 22-yard strike from Eli Manning (video). Hixon ultimately caught the ball -- while lying on his back in the end zone -- but not before tipping it to himself twice. After the game, he couldn't explain why he had so much difficulty making the play. 

"It happened so fast, I don’t know if it him in arm or hit me in the shoulder," Hixon said. "Until I see the replay, I won’t be able to tell you. At the end of the day we always say, catch the ball. I didn’t want to get fined by the receivers for not catching it."


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Domenik Hixon Injury: Giants WR's Return Questionable Vs. Rams

Domenik Hixon will not return to this Monday Night Football contest after the Giants wide receiver suffered an injury to his right knee. Hixon put the Giants ahead of the Rams by a score of 21-6, making a circus touchdown catch in which he juggled the ball several times in the end zone.

Hixon injured his right knee on the touchdown catch. Last season he injured the same knee, and missed last season with a torn ACL.

Hixon's injury, along with a concussion to WR Mario Manningham, leaves the Giants very thin at wide receiver. Right now they're going with Hakeem Nicks (who was listed pregame as questionable), Brandon Stokley and Victor Cruz.


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