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Doctors reportedly fear Jerry Lawler suffered brain damage after heart attack on Raw

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The latest update on Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack during last night's (Sept. 10, 2012) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, is that doctors are reportedly fearful he suffered brain damage due to how long it took to revive him after medics attended to him backstage.

The update comes from Stacy Carter (via Arda Ocal):

"I have an update on Jerry. The docs are removing his ventilation and taking him out of sedation. He is responsive, which is great!!! It took a while to revive him last night so there's the concern of brain damage. He had some tests done which will show how much if any damage there is due to the lack of oxygen to his brain. Unfortunately, the results won't be in until in the morning. I appreciate all the calls, texts, tweets, and Facebook messages of support and I know Jerry will too. Thanks everybody!!"

This lends a little more credence to Smith Hart's report that he was told from someone backstage that Lawler was out for 20 minutes before being revived. That hasn't been confirmed but it should be noted WWE has remained mostly quiet on the situation since this morning when the company released a statement reporting Lawler's vital signs were stable.

Cageside Seats will continue to update this story with any new information as it becomes available.