[Video] Sonya Deville opens up about serious injury suffered on SmackDown

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Sonya Deville has opened up about the torn ACL she suffered during her match on the July 28 episode of SmackDown.

The nature of the injury means Deville will likely be out of action for at least six months, possibly longer.
After the story was originally broken through TMZ yesterday, Deville has now commented in a video on her own Twitter, saying:

“What’s up guys, so obviously the tag team titles are cursed. I’m just kidding, But like, not really.
“Anyway, as all of you probably already know and heard, I have torn my left ACL last week in my match on SmackDown against Bianca and Charlotte, and obviously I will be out for an extended period of time due to the fact that I have to get surgery tomorrow.
“First and foremost, I wanna say thank you to everyone who has sent their well-wishes and messaged me and everything, I really appreciate it, and it means a lot.

“Obviously you guys all know that I’ve been working the last eight-plus years in the WWE and in my wrestling career to obtain a title of some sort. And I’d finally gotten my hands on the women’s tag team titles with Chelsea, and I think we’ve been champs for 20-something days.
“So obviously it’s super bitter to say that it’s come to an end due to an injury, especially being that it’s my first injury in wrestling, or really in sports in general, and I’ve been a lifelong athlete since I was 5/6 years old.
“So obviously it’s super disappointing and it could not come at a worse time, but I don’t really think any injury comes at a great time. And that’s kinda just how the cookie crumbles.

“But what I will say is that my life has kind of been a journey of trials and tribulations, just how so many others’ have been, and we all go through ups and downs, but something that has always been part of my character and who I am is I love being tested, and I love testing my will power and my strength, and my mental and physical durability.
“So I feel like coming back from this injury, although it’s unfortunate, I feel like it’s gonna give me a bigger motivation and just passion for what I already love doing, and that’s being in the WWE.
“So, I love you guys, I wanted to thank you guys for all your support, and tell you that I’m gonna be back sooner rather than later, and I’m gonna be ready to put my hair up and square up.” 

As far as addressing the situation, WWE did acknowledge Deville’s injury on Raw, but there was no explanation of what’s going to happen next with the Women’s Tag Team Championship, and there was no appearance from Deville’s tag team partner Chelsea Green.
This isn’t the first injury issue there’s been surrounding the Women’s Tag Team Championship this year, with the likes of Dakota Kai, Ronda Rousey and Liv Morgan working in that division around the title situation and suffering injuries.
As it stands, Deville and Green are still listed as the champions on WWE’s website.
We wish Deville all the best for her recovery, and we’ll keep you updated on the situation as more info emerges.

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