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Josie Dooley: Aussie cricket star suffers a stroke while on holidays in Hawaii – and she’s only 24

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Josie Dooley (pictured right while playing for Queensland) had to be airlifted to Honolulu hospital when she suffered the stroke on April 15.
  • Melbourne Renegades player medically evacuated
  • He spent 30 days hospitalized due to a health problem in shock

Australian cricketer Josie Dooley is being treated in a Brisbane hospital after being medically evacuated from Hawaii, where she suffered a stroke while on holiday and spent 30 days in hospital.

Dooley, 24, who plays for the Melbourne Renegades in the WBBL and South Australian state cricket, required urgent neurosurgical treatment in the US before being cleared to fly home.

The South Australian Cricket Association issued a statement on Monday outlining Dooley’s situation and confirmed he was still undergoing treatment.

Josie Dooley (pictured right while playing for Queensland) had to be airlifted to Honolulu hospital when she suffered the stroke on April 15.

The Melbourne Renegades WBBL star (pictured right) was evacuated to his hometown of Brisbane where he is progressing in hospital.

The Melbourne Renegades WBBL star (pictured right) was evacuated to his hometown of Brisbane where he is progressing in hospital.

“On April 15, Josie was on the Hawaiian island of Kauai when she suffered a stroke as a result of hydrocephalus and had to be flown to Honolulu for urgent neurosurgical treatment,” the statement said.

‘Following surgery, Josie remained in the neurosciences ICU at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu for 18 days before moving to a neurosurgery 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.

‘Josie is making progress in her recovery and would like to thank her family, friends and teammates for their love and support during this difficult time.

“The Dooley family requests privacy at this time.”

Dooley played 11 matches for South Australia last year in the domestic one-day competition, making 285 runs. He also played all 14 games for the Renegades in the WBBL.

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