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Just got word that WR Domenik Hixon tore his ACL. Surgery in 2-3 weeks. Done for the year. Tough break for the kid.

 

 

 

its all over twitter, im sure there will be an article soon.

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Just got word that WR Domenik Hixon tore his ACL. Surgery in 2-3 weeks. Done for the year. Tough break for the kid.

 

 

 

its all over twitter, im sure there will be an article soon.

 

 

Thanks Pdoub,

Stupid WFAN, can't trust them for giants stuff.

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WR Domenik Hixon, who was initially was reported to have suffered a hyperextended right knee in yesterday’s workout at the new stadium, actually suffered a torn ACL, which means he’s done for the year.

 

 

 

Hixon, who as a RFA had signed a non-guaranteed one-year tender, will have surgery in 2-3 weeks once the swelling goes down.

 

 

With Hixon finished for the year, the Giants will have to find a new punt returner. As of right now, the candidates include Aaron Ross, Sinorice Moss, Andre Brown, Mario Manningham, and Antrel Rolle, all of whom have tken turns returning punts during the OTAs and in the mini camp.

 

 

http://trainathought.insidefootball.com/2010/06/-domenik-hixon-suffers-torn-acl.html

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The Giants are often very careful about passing out good news on a player's injury before all the tests are completed.

 

For evidence why, see the case of Domenik Hixon.

 

The Giants' wide receiver and returner will miss the upcoming season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a practice in the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday. The news was revealed Wednesday after Hixon was examined by team physician Russ Warren. Hixon will undergo surgery in 2-3 weeks.

 

Hixon's cleat got caught in the FieldTurf as he was returning a punt. He took one step then fell to the ground and placed his hands on his helmet in disgust. Hixon then walked off the field under his own power, applied ice to his knee and watched the rest of practice from the bench.

 

Afterward, as he walked to the team bus, Hixon said he believed the injury was minor and that his initial reaction was because his knee "felt weird ... I didn't like that." The Giants echoed Hixon's sentiments Wednesday, as general manager Jerry Reese said during an interview with Sirius NFL Radio Hixon merely hyperextended his knee while coach Tom Coughlin told reporters Hixon the injury appeared to be minor.

 

"No," Coughlin said when asked if the situation looked grim. "I knew he would be sore today. He's sore, he's tight. But hopefully, that's all it is."

 

It wasn't. And now the Giants are missing a key contributor, who last season caught 15 passes for 187 yards and a 61-yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Eagles. For the loss of Hixon, who averaged 15.1 yards on punt returns last year and had a 79-yard touchdown on a return against the Cowboys, the Giants can thank the turf that a few players said is soft and needs to be broken in.

 

"Well, listen, you have to go over there and go on it before you can make some judgments about it," Coughlin said. "We'll be better served now because of the shoes we recommend and so on."

 

Coughlin said all the players were wearing cleats the team endorsed and recommended.

 

"We're aware of it, we're continuing to work with it, we're asking the turf people to take another look at the field and some of the thoughts we had about shoes and such," Coughlin said, adding: "I think it's pretty much new, just because it's new."

 

Hixon was a restricted free agent this season and was forced to sign a one-year, $1.759-million tender the team extended him. Without him, the Giants will turn to a group of potential punt returners that includes Aaron Ross, Sinorice Moss and Antrel Rolle. The team might also look for help from the outside but there's no guarantee they'll make a roster move, as they'll soon have to create room for the signing of draft picks. Putting Hixon on injured reserve would provide them with a roster spot for a signing.

 

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2010/06/domenik_hixon_out_for_2010_sea.html

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The knee injury that Domenik Hixon suffered at practice yesterday afternoon turned out to be far worse than anyone expected

 

The receiver/kick returner will miss the entire 2010 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, according to the Giants. The team initially thought he had just hyper-extended his knee, but an MRI this afternoon revealed the rest of the damage.

 

Hixon will undergo surgery sometime in the next 2-3 weeks, according to the team.

 

Hixon hurt his knee during the Giants’ practice inside their $1.7 billion stadium yesterday afternoon. While attempting to field a punt, his foot got caught in the FieldTurf, causing him to apparently twist his knee.

 

He was able to jog off the field after yesterday’s practice and nobody thought the injury was serious at all. But he was examined today by Dr. Russell Warren at Hospital of Special Surgery and then had an MRI that brought the bad news.

 

Speaking earlier in the day, before the extent of Hixon’s injury was known, Tom Coughlin blamed the injury on the new turf and the fact that the Giants are still experimenting with what shoes are the best to use on the field. He said Hixon was wearing the recommended shoes when the injury occurred.

 

Hixon, of course, is the Giants’ best kick and punt returner. With him gone, the Giants could turn in any number of directions for those job. Running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown could get plenty of action on kick returns this summer. Receiver Sinorice Moss, cornerback Aaron Ross, and maybe even safety Antrel Rolle could see action as a punt returner.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2010/06/hixon-tears-acl-done-for-the-y.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nydnrss%2Fblogs%2Fgiants+%28Blogs%2FThe+Blue+Screen%29&utm_content=Twitter

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NO STARTERS ON RETURNS PLEASE

 

I really think they should just sign a return specialist...Moss sucks at it, and he would really be the only one expendable enough out of the list to actually allow to do it. Ross, Bradshaw, Rolle, and Manningham are all way too important to risk another Jason Sehorn mistake. I wouldn't mind seeing Andre Brown give it a shot, either, but that would basically mean we have 4 backs on the gameday roster...unless they deactivate Danny DJ Ware....

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GM Jerry Reese said he may look at trade options for punt returners if someone doesn't emerge from roster. Says #NYG set at kick returners.

 

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First guy Reese mentioned as possible punt returner: Manningham. Then noted Ross was a good returner in college.

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hahah man everyones calling the turf soft, not just tynes.

 

 

giants are actually going to look into it and see if it needs to be changed or fixed.

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2010/06/teams-will-take-hard-look-at-n.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nydnrss%2Fblogs%2Fgiants+%28Blogs%2FThe+Blue+Screen%29&utm_content=Twitter

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I was at the workout, saw it happen and got a chance to check out the turf. It's different from turf I've been on in the past - very spongy and thick, almost plush. I'm sure it's easier on the body when you hit the deck but I can definitely see that it would be easy to catch a spike, which is exactly what happened.

 

No question he would have been a contributor in the passing game but I think we have enough depth to absorb the loss. Where it will really hurt is in the return game.

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I was at the workout, saw it happen and got a chance to check out the turf. It's different from turf I've been on in the past - very spongy and thick, almost plush. I'm sure it's easier on the body when you hit the deck but I can definitely see that it would be easy to catch a spike, which is exactly what happened.

 

No question he would have been a contributor in the passing game but I think we have enough depth to absorb the loss. Where it will really hurt is in the return game.

 

 

"Field Turf" takes a little while to break in. They put tons of little rubber pellets down in between the blades of "grass" which is why it is softer but it needs to be packed down.

 

I know it is just 1 injury but this is early reminiscent of last summer when we seemed to lose a player every day we practiced.

 

This SUCKS.

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