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.