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Non-contact injury fells Hixon during punt return drill at practice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants endured a brief scare when wide receiver Domenik Hixon crumpled to the ground, holding his right knee, during team punt return drills.

Hixon eventually walked off the field under his own power during the public practice at New Meadowlands stadium.

Giants Coach Tom Coughlin did not have an exact diagnosis to the right knee injury sustained by Hixon but said, "Hopefully it's not serious."

Hixon's foot got caught in the new turf at New Meadowlands Stadium, Coughlin added.

Hixon initially fell to the ground, clutching his knee after making a cut during the return. There was no contact with any other players. He got right up and tried to walk before collapsing. He was tended to by trainers immediately and got to his feet after about two minutes.

It was the Giants' second practice of the day in their first workout at the new stadium and site of the 2014 Super Bowl. They have two more days worth of drills. The Jets, who will share the stadium, will practice here Wednesday.

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