Giants’ Domenik Hixon Done For Season With Torn ACL

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Dominik Hixon’s circus catch in Monday night’s win over the Rams was one for the all-time highlight reel.

But it will cost him — and the Giants — dearly.

Hixon has torn the ACL in his right knee, the Giants announced on Wednesday. He’ll have surgery in the near future, the team said, and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

“I feel really sad for Dom,” wide receiver Brandon Stokley told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts.

Hixon injured his knee while making a juggling 22-yard touchdown catch with 21 seconds left in the first half. It was originally called a knee injury, but Hixon said it was a calf ailment after the game.

The wide receiver played on the Giants opening series in the third quarter but the team announced afterward that he wouldn’t return. Hixon missed all of the 2010 season after tearing his ACL in the same knee last June.

The injuries just keep hammering Big Blue. Terrell Thomas, Jonathan Goff, Brian Witherspoon, Marvin Austin, Bruce Johnson and Clint Sintim are all done for the year. Rookie cornerback Prince Amukamara is among the Big Blue players banged up but expected to return.

Fellow receiver Mario Manningham is undergoing further examination for a concussion sustained on Monday.

Will the Giants be able to overcome Hixon’s injury? Be heard in the comments below…

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  • matt

    it will without a doubt hurt. How am I supposed to feel confident about this team, injuries we have, sitting idle in free agency, no talent. They’ll win 5 games at most this season

  • True Blue

    To royhobbs7, frustrated “gient” fan , and raging moderate:

    Eli’s fault, eh?

    What else is Eli responsible for? Global warming? The BP oil spill? Reality TV?

    Try a little harder, guys. Not everything that goes wrong with the Giants is the fault of Eli Manning. In fact, all he has done is give them a chance to win. He can’t play defense, RB or WR, or cover punts and kickoffs. He does a pretty good job compared to some of the other hacks running around in blue jerseys these days.

  • royhobbs7

    raging moderate,

    You are absolutley correct. Eli has regressed terribly; there are several rookie QBs in this league who look alot better than he does.

  • frustrated gient fan

    i agree, eli is awful. he made a great catch in the end zone hixon. thats a reciever who just cant stay healthy. If Eli were as great as he says he is this would never happen and his receivers wouldn’t be forced to make plays for a Q.B. who has a less than accurate arm.

  • raging moderate

    Had Eli not underthrown the pass to Hixon this wouldn’t have happened

    • True Blue

      Is Eli responsible for global warming and the economic downturn as well, you dope? How about the BP oil spill?? Gotta be Eli’s fault too.

      News flash: Not everything that goes wrong with the Giants is the fault of Eli Manning. As a matter of fact, very little is. All he does is put us in a position to win every week. Not enough for ya?

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