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.

67 responses to “Giants lose Domenik Hixon for season with torn ACL

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

    Hail!

  24. 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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