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Giants' Hixon out for year; turf to blame?

Updated: June 16, 2010, 8:15 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST 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 Wednesday.

Hixon injured his knee when he tried to make a cut and collapsed untouched on a punt return during the team's first practice at the new Meadowlands stadium on Tuesday. Initially the Giants believed Hixon had hyperextended the knee when his foot caught in the new FieldTurf. Later in the day, ...

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