The veteran wide receiver announced Tuesday on Facebook that he has torn his ACL for the third time. Hixon, who previously tore his right ACL in 2010 and 2011, appeared to indicate the latest injury will bring an end to his NFL career after six seasons.
"I tore my ACL today for the third time today!" Hixon wrote. "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!"
Hixon, 29, signed a one-year, $740,000 contract with the Bears in March after one season with the Carolina Panthers. He was expected to compete as a special teams contributor this summer. Hixon didn't provide any details as to how he injured the knee.
Hixon spent most of his career with the New York Giants. He won two Super Bowl rings under Tom Coughlin, though he ended the team's 2012 title run on injured reserve after his second ACL tear. His third will likely take him out of football for good.