Domenik Hixon Injury: Updates on Giants WR's Ankle

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 11, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Wide receiver Domenik Hixon #87 of the New York Giants carries the ball after making a catch in front of strong safety Nate Allen #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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New York Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon left Sunday’s Week 10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals with an ankle injury. According to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, Hixon left the field and has been taken back to the locker room:

FOX reports NYG WR Domenik Hixon (ankle) is headed to the locker room for x-ray.

— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) November 11, 2012

UPDATE: Thursday, November 29 at 11:55 a.m. ET

Good news for Giants fans as Domenik Hixon is practicing today, according to Newark Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas.

Hixon will practice today. Coughlin sounds optimistic on Williams. Bradshaw may do a little bit, Diehl won't go. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) November 29, 2012

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UPDATE: Thursday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Hixon will be out for Sunday's game against Green Bay:

Giants' Domenik Hixon, Jacquian Williams out for Packers game |…

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) November 23, 2012


Giants QB Eli Manning has been struggling lately, and it will be interesting to see how he responds facing a hot Packers team as the Giants look to widen their lead in the NFC East division.

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UPDATE: Thursday, November 22 at 1:58 p.m. ET

Domenik Hixon (ankle) won't practice again today, according to Newark Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas.

Bradshaw, Hixon, Joseph did not participate in practice today. Phillips, Rivers, Williams limited. Baas, Sash, Snee practiced fully. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) November 22, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 11:15 a.m. ET

Domenik Hixon (ankle) won't practice today, according to Newark Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas.

Coughlin said just Hixon, Bradshaw not practicing. Phillips and Williams will do individual drills and see what else they can do. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) November 21, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 11 at 2:48 p.m. ET

Domenik Hixon (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game, according to Newark Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas.

Hixon now declared out. Randle's been in as No. 3 WR. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) November 11, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 11, 2:15 p.m. ET by Donald Wood 

After going to the locker room for x-rays, Hixon has returned to the field, but his return to the game is questionable and the TV reports have said the x-rays are negative, according to ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk:

Hixon is back on sideline. Not holding his helmet though.

— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 11, 2012

FOX TV broadcast says X-rays on Hixon's ankle are negative

— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 11, 2012

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While this is not good news for the depth at wide receiver for the Giants, Hixon hasn’t played a huge role in the team’s offense since veteran Hakeem Nicks returned to the lineup. After his six catches for 114 yards against Philadelphia, Hixon has just 15 catches in five games.

The biggest issue here for New York is the problems it has had with Nicks’ knee this season and the security blanket Hixon provided. Now, with no viable backup option beyond Rueben Randle, this could be a huge blow to the Giants.

Check back for more updates on Hixon’s injury as it breaks.


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