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.
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