Australian Cricketer suffers stroke; admitted to hospital

South Australian cricketer Josie Dooley suffered a stroke while holidaying in Hawaii on April 15. The 24-year-old, who regularly features in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) but is uncapped at the international level, underwent urgent neurosurgical treatment in Honolulu.

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“On 15 April Josie was on the Hawaiian island of Kauai when she suffered a stroke as a result of hydrocephalus and was required to be airlifted to Honolulu to receive urgent neurosurgical treatment,” said a statement from the South Australian Cricket Association.

Following her surgery, Dooley remained in the neurosciences ICU of the Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu for 18 days before moving to a neurosurgical ward for a further 12 days. She was then medically evacuated to Brisbane, her hometown, where she continues her recovery.

“Josie is making progress in her recovery and would like to thank her family, friends, and teammates for their love and support over this challenging time. The Dooley family requests privacy at this time,” the statement added.

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Dooley made her WBBL debut for Brisbane Heat in the 2018-19 season and currently plays for Melbourne Renegades, featuring in all 14 games in the most recent edition.

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South Australian cricketer Josie Dooley suffered a stroke while holidaying in Hawaii on April 15. The 24-year-old, who regularly features in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) but is uncapped at the international level, underwent urgent neurosurgical treatment in Honolulu.

"On 15 April Josie was on the Hawaiian island of Kauai when she suffered a stroke as a result of hydrocephalus and was required to be airlifted to Honolulu to receive urgent neurosurgical treatment," said a statement from the South Australian Cricket Association.

Following her surgery, Dooley remained in the neurosciences ICU of the Queen's Hospital in Honolulu for 18 days before moving to a neurosurgical ward for a further 12 days. She was then medically evacuated to Brisbane, her hometown, where she continues her recovery.

"Josie is making progress in her recovery and would like to thank her family, friends, and teammates for their love and support over this challenging time. The Dooley family requests privacy at this time," the statement added.

Dooley made her WBBL debut for Brisbane Heat in the 2018-19 season and currently plays for Melbourne Renegades, featuring in all 14 games in the most recent edition.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp,Facebook,TwitterTelegramand Instagram