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Giants lose Domenik Hixon for season with torn ACL

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The Giants won Monday night’s game against the Rams, but they suffered a loss in the process.

Domenik Hixon, the team’s No. 3 wide receiver and top punt returner, is out for the season with a torn right ACL, the Giants announced today. It’s the second year in a row that he’s blown out his right knee; he missed the entire 2010 season.

Hixon appeared to suffer the injury when he came down awkwardly on a juggling touchdown catch against the Rams — making it that much more impressive that he held onto the ball.

The loss will be a big one for the Giants, who were counting on Hixon to be a key cog on the offense as well as a jack of all trades on special teams.

As the Giants now prepare to play the Eagles without Hixon, they’re probably wishing they hadn’t let Steve Smith go to Philadelphia.

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67 Responses to “Giants lose Domenik Hixon for season with torn ACL”
  1. kairn42 says: Sep 21, 2011 11:58 AM

    Out for the season huh? Now THAT’S selling a faked injury….Bravo!

  2. hendawg21 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:00 PM

    Hey there’s always next year…and this is why you can’t predict who will win what each year as teams get hit by the injury bug and teams draft and bring in the right FA things change quickly…

  3. imfromrochesterny says: Sep 21, 2011 12:01 PM

    its over, sorry dude

  4. sallysnax says: Sep 21, 2011 12:01 PM

    Hi Randy, Tom Coughlin here….We need you.

  5. stini777 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:01 PM

    Guess you can’t fake that one.

  6. ct122333 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:02 PM

    Just another day:

    The sun rises.

    A Jet player/ coach says something stupid.

    A Giants Player gets injured.

  7. pixelito says: Sep 21, 2011 12:02 PM

    Not so fake….

  8. maddog111 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:03 PM

    Badass that he held on to that catch.

  9. dalfanforever says: Sep 21, 2011 12:03 PM

    Wow. This is the snake bit team this year. But the lack of OTAs and training camps is really slamming all the teams this year. I don’t recall THIS many blown ACLs ever, especially on one team.

  10. kellystatas says: Sep 21, 2011 12:04 PM

    Football justice, you fake injuries and Karma bites you in the……

  11. bcjim says: Sep 21, 2011 12:04 PM

    karma. dont fake injuries, g-men.

  12. ame123 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:06 PM

    Don’t worry guys, he’s just trying to break up the no-huddle…

  13. juiceboxsupply says: Sep 21, 2011 12:06 PM


  14. doncornelious says: Sep 21, 2011 12:07 PM

    Eagles should trade Smith to Giants for 2012 1st rd pick. After Kafka whoops up on Giants they can trade Kafka to NY for 2013 & 2014 1st rounders.

  15. joetoronto says: Sep 21, 2011 12:07 PM

    That was one hell of an effort on the play he injured himself, amazing stuff.

    All the best to him.

  16. readysethike says: Sep 21, 2011 12:08 PM

    anychance Coughlin might be calling T.O.?

  17. rodgers12rocks says: Sep 21, 2011 12:09 PM

    hey kairn42: DUMMY…the two players that faked injury at the same exact time were on DEFENSE you moron!!

  18. notrelated says: Sep 21, 2011 12:09 PM

    Hey Rolle, I don’t want any excuses OK?

  19. ninerdynasty says: Sep 21, 2011 12:09 PM

    TO is getting his popcorn ready.

  20. orakpownd says: Sep 21, 2011 12:11 PM

    Too bad they will still crush those Awful, terrible, 31st ranked basement dwelling Redskins in the NFC east standings…………

    All Jokes aside..badass catch. HTTR

  21. kingjoe1 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:11 PM

    This just in, the Giants said they won’t resign Hixon for next season because he wont be ready by the start of the season.

  22. blaz0037 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:14 PM

    cue the packer trolls

  23. ny82jy says: Sep 21, 2011 12:14 PM

    wow!! this is amazing i almost am starting to feel bad for the giants and their fans. Not!!!. If they can salvage this season with all their injuries it will be amazing to me. Especially since their schedule gets harder and harder.

  24. hashsview says: Sep 21, 2011 12:15 PM

    Wow, the New York Football Giants, this years Green Bay Packers, minus the Super Bowl run.

  25. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Sep 21, 2011 12:17 PM

    Randy Moss and Terrell Owens are available.

  26. tampajoey says: Sep 21, 2011 12:19 PM

    Giants Karma I guess.

    There have been a ton of injuries this season. More than I can remember. I’m having a hard time fielding my fantasy football team this week. I don’t like seeing anyone get hurt, not even a Giants player… NOT EVEN a Jets player!

  27. dannymac17 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:23 PM

    If torn ACL’s equated to wins the Giants just might go 16-0 this year.

  28. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 21, 2011 12:23 PM

    Next man up!

  29. southpaw2k says: Sep 21, 2011 12:23 PM

    Wouldn’t be a week without another member of the Giants suffering a season-ending injury anyways.

  30. bigpara says: Sep 21, 2011 12:27 PM

    People are butt heads on here. Get well Hixon. Giants will beat the Eagles and the arrogant eagles fans will make up some stupid excuse why they lost.

  31. 7to10for6allday says: Sep 21, 2011 12:28 PM

    Randy moss won’t play for a crappy tram like the Ji-ants. That’s right….come to Philly on Sunday. Lol. Giants are getting smashed!

  32. deadmanwalking47 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:28 PM

    Paging Bill cowher!

  33. jlporcher says: Sep 21, 2011 12:28 PM

    New York……..Big City of ACL Tears 🙂

  34. zaggs says: Sep 21, 2011 12:31 PM

    Thanks Dahl for running into the receiver while never looking back. Thanks refs for blowing an obvious pass interference call!

    “As the Giants now prepare to play the Eagles without Hixon, they’re probably wishing they hadn’t let Steve Smith go to Philadelphia.”

    Thats only because Smith was heading for the #3 spot when he got the contract offer he said he never got.

  35. phillyrick22 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:36 PM

    Not a giants fan, but this is a lot of injuries for one team to go through… It looks like a one-dimensional rushing attack is in store for my birds’ defense this Sunday. I just don’t see them passing much against our secondary…

  36. pigskinswag says: Sep 21, 2011 12:38 PM

    Cue the “T.O. To The Giants” rumors.

  37. kamdaryda says: Sep 21, 2011 12:39 PM

    You sure he not faking it? Plax back in a Giants uni would have been huge right now. Oh well the league goes on.

    Rex’s prediction is looking a little like reality now, Giants done, Cowbitches on life support, and the Eagles are 50 50.

    Hail Em Up!!!

  38. bigpara says: Sep 21, 2011 12:47 PM

    Sunday’s game final Giants 35 Eagles 21. Eli threws for 3 tds and have over 270 yards. Eagles will lose their qb for a few weeks because that weak over rated o line will be way over matched. Jacobs will blow up little Matthews afew times.

  39. hiflyer1 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:52 PM

    haw, eli doesnt need another receiver for the eagles, already has assante as his main #1 receiver.

  40. bigpara says: Sep 21, 2011 12:57 PM

    Wouldn’t it be embarrassing if the Giants made a Super bowl run with all these injuries and the Eagles don’t even make the playoffs even with all the money they wasted in FA.

  41. quirtevans says: Sep 21, 2011 12:57 PM

    Someone should remind Coughlin that all those injuries are his fault.

    After all, that’s what he announced at the press conference when he was hired … that all those injuries on Fassel’s watch were the coaching staff’s fault.

    These are the Giants we are talking about, so we’re going to have to suffer through another miserable season, with no changes until after the season. Hopefully, at that point, they’ll ask Coughlin and Gilbride what they plan to do after they’re done coaching, they’ll relieve Reese of his GM responsibilities (he’s a good scouting director, but a terrible GM, he can’t build a team), and they’ll hire a real GM and a new coach.

    Until then, I’ll just have to grit my teeth and try to keep myself from throwing heavy objects at the screen.

  42. greymares says: Sep 21, 2011 12:57 PM

    bigpara, i beleive your spending to much time with your hand on your bigpara. the Giants were not and will not beat the Eagles this year they have 2 facets of the game in hand, D line and runningback. Tuck and company might get a few sacks, but for the most part he will be handled by Herramans and J.P.P. will be handled by Jason Peters. the inside of the Eagle line although not great do not have a 2008 version of Winston Justice for Osi to pad his stats on. although the Giants backs are good there is no team easier for the Eagles to put 8 in the box to stop the run. the Giant secondary is putred, I am 6′ 245 and i could run pass routes against Aarron Ross. the Giant O line is even more maligned than the Eagle line and will be beaten up by the so called wide 9. almost all the Giant fans want to blame the coaching staff but the truth is they mishandled the salary cap and don’t have the horses.

  43. bossplayer213 says: Sep 21, 2011 12:59 PM

    More proof that T.O. will be playing for someone this year. Guys are dropping like flies.

  44. sdelmonte says: Sep 21, 2011 1:02 PM

    Oh, what a life I lead. I root for the Knicks, long time kings of the inexplicable injury. I root for the Mets, home of Jose Reyes’ hamstring and David Wright’s back. And I choose the Giants over the Jets. I expect injury in football, but the past month has been something far beyond anything I expected. There must be some serious (lockout-related?) conditioning failures at play here, as well as just bad luck.

    I need some aspirin.

  45. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 21, 2011 1:03 PM

    Sucks, hope he’s healthy next year. At least he went out on a highlight reel catch.

  46. jhm3 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:04 PM

    Uhmm.. @orakpownd I think the skins just beat them by 2 touchdowns last week. Dont think its going to be better the next time

  47. kairn42 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:05 PM

    Hey rodgers12rocks,

    Sorry, it seems with the new rule changes this year they’ve done away with the ability of your coach to be able to review a comment for comedy.

  48. boswivel says: Sep 21, 2011 1:06 PM

    Whatever you do, don’t make a circus catch for the Giants. You’ll never be heard from again.

    All the best,
    David Tyree

  49. bearsnoah says: Sep 21, 2011 1:06 PM

    That sucks. He is truly fun to watch.

  50. hendawg21 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:07 PM

    Well since the fans were booing Eli, maybe this is their opportunity to get in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes…the two teams with a Manning vying for the worst record to get Andrew Luck hmmmm how compelling…

  51. congratsyouareanidiot says: Sep 21, 2011 1:10 PM

    Rolle has now rescinded his statement, plans to use Hixon as excuse for Sunday.

  52. therealsmiley says: Sep 21, 2011 1:11 PM

    But they still have Devin Thomas!! Hail!

  53. skinsfan30 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:11 PM

    Time to give Moss and T.O a call

  54. scarab21 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:18 PM

    hate to see the injuries. to anyone. best of luck to you hixon. that catch was a great catch.

  55. bigpara says: Sep 21, 2011 1:19 PM

    That wide 9 is a joke and reason they play it is because offensive line coach is now your d coach and that d line is a joke and ain’t good enough to get to qb one on one. A good rb will destroy that scheme. Eagles leave the middle wide open for the rb to run over the lber

  56. bturner032002 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:27 PM

    Wish Rolle would injure his tongue.

  57. greymares says: Sep 21, 2011 1:36 PM

    bigparra The Eagles have 10 sacks in the first 2 games all by front four, no blitzes, obviously you don’t know anything about the Eagles

  58. themage78 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:42 PM

    For all the haters, Steve Smith has had 2 catches in 1 game and Plax has had 4. Not ground breaking numbers and both are still not 100% up to speed. If you watch both games you could see that horrible play calling is still killing us.
    Very few runs in the 2nd half of the Redskins game gave us no chance to win. In the Rams game the Giants kept trying to run the same old tired plays that have never worked. Sweeps, quick throws to the sidelines, and the worst, short throws on 3rd down that will never pickup the needed yardage. The last is the worst, and we also have gotten away from play action, which has been Eli’s bread and butter.

  59. rodgerthat says: Sep 21, 2011 1:44 PM

    There is bad luck, and then there is BAD luck. At this pace the giants may have to use the entire practice squad just to get a full lineup.

  60. armchairqb says: Sep 21, 2011 2:16 PM

    Can we stop with the “Giants should not have let go of Steve Smith” meme? He’s had one catch for six yards in Philly. Big f’in deal. He’s out there, but he’s a lot more dinged up than anyone is letting on.

    Just stop.

  61. bigpara says: Sep 21, 2011 2:42 PM

    Eagles lose and yes the eagles are blitzing

  62. wadecounty93 says: Sep 21, 2011 3:04 PM

    this is a bummer for the gmen, they have had so many injuries this year i dont think there going to go deep into the playoffs(thats if they even make it there)!

  63. dapackrepeat says: Sep 21, 2011 3:08 PM

    And kaaabooooom down he goes….lol. Too bad it wasn’t one of their better WRs, though.

    Either way, the road to two peat got a little easier.

  64. grogansheroes says: Sep 21, 2011 3:20 PM

    You can thank Mr. “accurate” Manning for that injury.

  65. southbeachtalent says: Sep 21, 2011 3:35 PM

    running out of ACL’s over there…

  66. Land Snark says: Sep 21, 2011 3:41 PM

    What’s the big deal with all the smack talk?

    The Eagles and Giants have one win each.

    To the same lightweight NFC West team no less.

    The only difference between the two is that the Eagles lost to a good team, not the Redskins.


  67. prrbrr says: Sep 21, 2011 4:54 PM

    Steve Smith the best offensive pick up of the season. Hes going to get 15 snaps and I bet he tears them a new sphincter.

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