You can do that here with Domenik Hixon, but substitute a knee for a heart…

According to about a thousand Giants beat writers, Hixon did indeed tear his ACL (again) on that fantastic circus catch Monday night against the Rams. That’s just the latest dose of crushing news in what’s been a tough-luck year for the G-men.

On the bright side for New York, it should have Mario Manningham back after suffering a concussion in Week 2 and Hakeem Nicks appears to be fully healthy again. But keep in mind that Steve Smith isn’t around this year. That means that Victor Cruz, who has just two career regular-season catches but shined in the 2010 preseason before going down for the year, will likely become Eli Manning’s third option at wideout.

In other Giants injury news, Osi Umenyiora is set to return to practice and hopes to play Sunday against the Eagles. I’m guessing he takes one more game off.

As far as the league’s injured quarterbacks go: Everyone seems to think Michael Vick will play against the Giants, but he still has to pass his concussion tests. And Jerry Jones has voiced some uncertainty regarding Tony Romo’s status for Monday night’s game against Washington, but a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter that “he’s going.”

And in other Cowboys injury news… Dez Bryant’s status for Sunday’s game is still in question, while things aren’t looking good for Miles Austin.

Two other receivers up in the air (and they rhyme!): Keep an eye on Malcom Floyd in San Diego and Brandon Lloyd in Denver.