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Giants WR Hixon out for year after tearing ACL

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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. 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.

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.

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