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Australian Cricketer Josie Dooley Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Suffering Stroke During Holiday – News18

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Josie Dooley represents Melbourne Renegades in WBBL. ({Pic Credit: IG/josiedooley)

Josie Dooley was holidaying in Hawaii when she suffered a stroke following which she underwent a surgery and was in intensive care unit for over two weeks.

Australia cricketer Josise Dooley is undergoing treatment in a Brisbane hospital after suffering a stroke while she was holidaying in Hawaii. Dooley suffered the stroke on April 15 following which she was air-lifted to Honolulu for an emergency surgery.

In a statement, the South Australia Cricket Association revealed that the 24-year-old, who represents Melbourne Renegades in Women’s Big Bash League, was kept in intensive care unit following the procedure.

“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 air lifted to Honolulu to receive urgent neurosurgical treatment,” the statement said.

“Following surgery, Josie remained in the neurosciences ICU of the Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu for 18 days before progressing to a neurosurgical ward where she remained for a further 12 days. Once she was fit to fly, Josie was medically evacuated to her hometown of Brisbane where she was readmitted to hospital,” it added.

Dooley family has requested privacy.

“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 request privacy at this time,” the statement said.

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Melbourne Renegades has also released a statement.

“Like many in the Australian cricket community, the Melbourne Renegades are thinking of our beloved team member, Josie Dooley, as she faces her current health battle. Josie is a much-loved member of our playing group and a favorite with our fans. We see her strength, dedication and spirit during the WBBL and we know this will guide her through this challenge,” the statement read.

Dooley, a wicketkeeper-batter, was in India last month where she attended an IPL 2024 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium.

She represented Brisbane Heat before joining the Renegades.

She has played 74 matches in WBBL and scored 847 runs and has 44 dismissals to her name (31 catches, 13 stumpings).