One of the competitors for a reserve role in the Bears’ receiving corps appears to have suffered a potentially season-ending injury.
On Facebook, veteran wideout Domenik Hixon said Tuesday he had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament — his third such injury in less than four years.
“I tore my ACL today for the 3rd time today!” Hixon wrote. “I’m disappointed that I won’t be playing for a bears team that has the players and coaches to WIN the Super Bowl. I thank God for letting me live my dream of playing in the NFL for 8 years plus. It has truly been FUN!”
Hixon tore his right ACL in June 2010 and again in September 2011 as a member of the Giants. He signed a one-year deal with Chicago in March.
An Akron product, the 29-year-old Hixon has caught 109 passes for 1,460 yards and seven TDs in 76 regular season games since entering the NFL since 2006.
Marquess Wilson, Josh Morgan and Erik Weems are among the Bears’ primary backup options at wide receiver behind standouts Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.