Serena Deeb has been forced to pull out of her debut match in CHIKARA against Sara Del Rey at No Safety In Numbers show in Reading, PA after being diagnosed with a “rather serious” concussion. On her Twitter, the former WWE Diva informed us of her situation:

A message to all my supporters- I recently sustained a rather serious concussion and following my doctors instructions, will not wrestle for a period of time. I apologize to those who were looking forward to seeing me anytime in the near future. I will keep you all posted

Since then, it’s been revealed that the 25-year old SHIMMER mainstay will undergo an MRI next Friday to determine the severity of the injury and whether it will cause her to have to pull out of more bookings. She is scheduled to wrestle Melina on November 19 at Women Superstars Uncensored‘s Breaking Barriers 2 iPPV, in what will be Melina’s first match since being released from WWE back in August. The promotion is already coming up with suitable replacements if Serena is still not medically cleared to return to the ring.

Over at the SHIMMER forum, promoter Dave Prazak has reacted to claims that Deeb suffered the concussion against Portia Perez on the volume 43 DVD taping earlier this month, asserting that that’s not the case:

Best wishes to Serena from everyone at SHIMMER for a speedy recovery. It turns out she sustained a concussion and is not going to risk rushing back into the ring until the doctors suggest it is safe to do so. Contrary to what some have speculated, it was not the result of weapons used in the match with Portia Perez. It was a fluke injury in another match. She gave it her all during SHIMMER weekend, and we hope to see her 100% again ASAP!

Some of Serena’s fans have set up an online card for her, where you can leave messages, upload photos and offer your best wishes to her. You can add your own sentiments by clicking here. We at Ringbelles adore Serena, wish her a comfortable, complete and speedy recovery, and hope she will be able to return to the ring in full health very soon.