Dec 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon (87) reacts after scoring the winning touchdown in the last minute of the fourth quarter. The Panthers defeated the Saint 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

New Bears Receiver Hixon Lost for Season to Torn ACL

Tuesday is a perfect example of just how fragile an NFL season could be.  New Chicago Bears wide receiver Domenik Hixon suffered a torn ACL, the third in the last five seasons.  It likely ends his Bears career before it even began.  Hixon posted the following message to his Facebook page:

I tore my ACL today for the 3rd time today! I’m disappointed that I won’t be playing for a bears team that has the players and coaches to WIN the Super Bowl. I thank God for letting me live my dream of playing in the NFL for 8 years plus. It has truly been FUN! ‪#‎blessed‬ ‪#‎lovethisgame‬

The tone of his message makes it seem like there won’t be another comeback attempt.  Hixon was expected to compete for the third or fourth wide receiver position and for a key role on special teams.

The news could be worse for the Bears.  The Cowboys’ Sean Lee, a key cog to their defense,  appears to have suffered a season-ending knee injury of his own during non-contact drills during Cowboys OTA’s.  Like I said, this is an example of just how fragile a season or a career could be.  Best of luck to Hixon as he recovers from another difficult injury.


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