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Giants hit again as receiver Hixon out for season

(Reuters) - The New York Giants suffered another injury setback as receiver and return specialist Domenik Hixon was ruled out for the National Football League season with a torn ligament in his right knee, the team said on Wednesday.

Hixon was injured while making a spectacular juggling catch for a touchdown during New York's victory over the St. Louis Rams on Monday and will require surgery in the near future, the team said in a statement.

He tore the same ligament during a mini-camp practice last year and missed the entire 2010 season.

New York's receiving corps may be further depleted as starter Mario Manningham is being evaluated after suffering a concussion during Monday's game.

Other players on the team's injury list include defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee), first-round draft pick Prince Amukamara (foot) and tight end Travis Beckum (hamstring).

Already out for the season with torn knee legiaments are starting middle linebacker Jonathan Goff, cornerback Terrell Thomas and reserves Clint Sintim and Brian Witherspoon.

Second-round draft choice Marvin Austin (torn pectoral muscle), cornerback Bruce Johnson (Achilles) and backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels (illness) are also on injured reserve.

Hixon played in the Giants first two games, catching four passes for 50 yards and one touchdown, and returning three punts for 31 yards.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)