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Giants WR/KR Domenik Hixon out for the year w/ ACL injury *MERGE*

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  1. HoleInTheRoof

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    Domenik Hixon-WR- Giants Jun. 16 - 1:56 pm et

    Updating a previous item, Giants KR Domenik Hixon will miss the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL.

    Initial reports had Hixon suffering only a knee hyperextension at Tuesday's practice, but it turns out that the hyperextension resulted from the ACL tear. Hixon's loss is a big blow to New York's special teams, as he led the NFL in punt return average last season. It's not a big deal from a fantasy standpoint.

    Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter
  2. dback

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    Yikes!!!
  3. InmanRoshi

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    Hurts their return game. He was already pretty much phased out as a WR. Sinorice Moss has 9 lives.
  4. gmoney112

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    Hixon out for year with turf injury

    By Ohm Youngmisuk
    ESPNNewYork.com


    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants receiver Domenik Hixon is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the team announced on Wednesday.
    Initially the Giants believed Hixon had hyper-extended the knee when his foot caught in the new FieldTurf during the Giants' first practice in the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday. Later in the day, Hixon underwent an exam and MRI that revealed the torn ACL.
    According to the team, Hixon will undergo surgery in two to three weeks.
    Hixon fielded a punt during Tuesday's practice and crumpled to the ground untouched after getting his foot caught in the turf. Hixon lay on the turf clutching his knee in pain for several minutes, but walked off under his own power.

    Giants blog

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    Defensive end Justin Tuck said the turf was soft and the players had to get used to it. Head coach Tom Coughlin also said the team had questions about the turf even before he learned of the severity of Hixon's injury.
    It's safe to say that a major injury in the Giants' first practice at the new stadium was enough to cause additional concern.
    "Listen, you got to go over there and go on it before you can make some judgments about it," Coughlin said.
    "We will be better served now because of the shoes that we recommend. I said he got his foot stuck in there. You can see on tape he is turning a little bit and he does have a little hyper-extended kind of thing. We are aware of it [the softness of the turf] and we are continuing to work with it and are asking the turf people to take another look at the field and some of the thoughts we had about shoes and stuff."
    When asked if the turf conditions are such because it is new, Coughlin answered, "Yeah, just because it's new."
    Coughlin said Hixon was wearing shoes that had been recommended for use on FieldTurf.
    Hixon, a fifth-year pro, was the team's return specialist. His injury opens the door for another returner. The Giants have used the likes of Sinorice Moss, Antrel Rolle and Aaron Ross at times during offseason workouts on punt returns.
    And with Hixon's absence, another receiver such as second-year pro Ramses Barden will have a chance to climb the depth chart.
  5. Everlastingxxx

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    The Cowboys special teams rejoice.

    hmmmm....what do they think about Crayton? He always has good games against them. Plus he can return punts.
  6. Marktui

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    Never want to see stuff like that.
  7. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I'll be the first one............... TO to the Giants.
  8. DFWJC

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    That guy had big upside.
  9. Future

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    good...he couldn't get open on Newman 4 years ago he's not going to now.
  10. Doctor32

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5293186

    Hixon out for year with turf injury


    By Ohm Youngmisuk
    ESPNNewYork.com
    Archive
    AST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver and return specialist Domenik Hixon is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the team announced on Wednesday.
    Initially the Giants believed Hixon had hyper-extended the knee when his foot caught in the new FieldTurf during the Giants' first practice in the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday. Later in the day, Hixon underwent an exam and MRI that revealed the torn ACL.
    According to the team, Hixon will undergo surgery in two to three weeks.
    Hixon fielded a punt during Tuesday's practice and crumpled to the ground untouched after getting his foot caught in the turf. Hixon lay on the turf clutching his knee in pain for several minutes, but walked off under his own power.

    Giants blog

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    Defensive end Justin Tuck said the turf was soft and the players had to get accustomed to it. Head coach Tom Coughlin also said the team had questions about the turf even before he learned of the severity of Hixon's injury.
    It's safe to say that a major injury in the Giants' first practice at the new stadium was enough to cause additional concern.
    "Listen, you got to go over there and go on it before you can make some judgments about it," Coughlin said.
    "We will be better served now because of the shoes that we recommend. I said he got his foot stuck in there. You can see on tape he is turning a little bit and he does have a little hyper-extended kind of thing. We are aware of it [the softness of the turf] and we are continuing to work with it and are asking the turf people to take another look at the field and some of the thoughts we had about shoes and stuff."
    When asked if the turf conditions are such because it is new, Coughlin answered, "Yeah, just because it's new."
    The New York Jets held their first practice on the turf on Wednesday, and while no one was injured, players said it felt softer than the surface in the old Giants Stadium. "It's new turf -- it takes a while for this stuff to harden up and mat down," linebacker Bart Scott told ESPNNewYork.com's Jane McManus. "Theres always going to be loose rubber until you run over it a couple times, have some soccer games in here, some high school games to help mat this thing down. But you just have to make the adjustment. Early on you may have to go with shorter spikes and then as it hardens up you can go with longer spikes.
    "But I think it's still top-notch; it's soft, it's level, there's no divots, there's no seams -- you just have to break it in."
    Coughlin said Hixon was wearing shoes that had been recommended for use on FieldTurf.
    Hixon, a fifth-year pro, was the Giants' return specialist. His injury opens the door for another returner. The Giants have used the likes of Sinorice Moss, Antrel Rolle and Aaron Ross at times during offseason workouts on punt returns.
    And with Hixon's absence, another receiver such as second-year pro Ramses Barden will have a chance to climb the depth chart.
  11. TD-33

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    TURFGATE
  12. Rynie

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    TORN ACL????




    GOOD! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
  13. Jon88

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    I remember the first preaseason game of the year they had Jason Sehorn returning the opening kickoff and he tore his ACL.
  14. SaltwaterServr

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    If this happens to Patrick Crayton last year, it's the lead story for a week. Then they switch to asking why Jerry went cheap on the turf causing the injury, and that "developing story" would run as the lead for a week.
  15. Gryphon

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants say wide receiver and punt returner Domenik Hixon will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a workout at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

    Doctors originally suspected Hixon had hyperextended his right knee during the team's first workout at the new $1.6 billion stadium Tuesday when his foot got caught and twisted in the FieldTurf surface as he returned a punt. It was a non-contact injury.

    On Wednesday, the injury was diagnosed as a torn ACL, and the Giants say Hixon will have surgery in two to three weeks. Recovery time is expected to be about a year.

    Hixon averaged 15.1 yards on 17 punt returns last season, with one touchdown. He averaged 22.6 yards on 57 kickoff returns and ranked 12th in the NFC.

    The Associated Press
  16. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    This is why you don't simply throw away players like Crayton.
  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Exactly.
  18. casmith07

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