Diary of a Giants Fan: Domenik Hixon Out For the Year
Giants fans, stop me if you’ve heard this before: The Giants have lost a player for the season. This week’s edition is perennial “Who just made that play?!” receiver Domenik Hixon. The Giants announced today that while making that “he just did what?!” touchdown grab Monday night, Hixon tore his ACL…again. Sigh.
What does this mean for the Giants? Well, it’s not good. Hixon joins a long list of injured Giants and a long list of potential Eli Manning targets bailing out of New York. Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, Domenik Hixon and possibly Mario Manningham (concussion) have all been lost for whatever reason. Now I’m not going to say that this is complete doom and gloom for the Giants, let’s not make Domenik Hixon out as Andre Johnson. But another injury certainly doesn’t help. I joked in my Monday night column on the win over the Rams that the Victor Cruz era may have begun in New York. Well, it certainly has now.
Optimistically, we have to hope that Manningham is able to play on Monday and that Victor Cruz can step up, learn the offense and stop dropping balls. Now, Cruz did look good in the second half of Monday’s game, but he had a huge third down drop in the first half. I think to put a hopeful spin on the Giants offense – things look bleak.
While the offense looked to be on its way to figuring somethings out, this injury will certainly set them back. However, while this is a season ending injury for Hixon, it’s not for the G-men. They can rally, though they’ll need Cruz and newly acquired Brandon Stokely to step up. And hey, we’ve always got Henry Hynoski – he caught a ball Monday night – could be the deep threat we’re looking for. No? No?