Sonya Deville, the one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team champions, has taken to social media to confirm her torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. She will be requiring surgery on her left knee, which could put her out of competitive action in WWE for months.
The 29-year-old suffered a torn ACL on the July 28 episode of WWE SmackDown at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans during a non-title match against the pairing of Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair. She had won the WWE Women’s Tag Team championship alongside Chelsea Green on July 17 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta after defeating the former champions Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan.
After the speculations around Sonya Deville’s injury ran rampant, she shared a heartfelt message on her official Twitter account to confirm her torn ACL. She said that the WWE WWE Women’s Tag Team championship is cursed in a joking manner, before adding, “just kidding, but like not really.”
Watch the video of Sonya Deville confirming her knee injury here:
The WWE star mentioned that the surgery on her knee is going to happen on August 8, Tuesday, which will put her out for “an extended period of time.” She also stated that the injury “couldn’t have come at the worst time.”
The future of the WWE Women’s Tag Team championship is going to be in a limbo, once Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green officially relinquish them. Over its infamous history, there have been many women’s superstars who have gotten injured, while holding the title, including the likes of Aliyah and Liv Morgan.