Josie Dooley was medically evacuated to Brisbane after suffering a stroke while on holidays

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Josie Dooley of the Renegades Picture. Phil Hillyard
Camera IconJosie Dooley of the Renegades Picture. Phil Hillyard Credit: News Corp Australia

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

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

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

“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,” the statement read.

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“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.

SACA cricketers Jordan Buckingham (Sheffield Shield) , Brendan Doggett (One-Day Cup) and Josie Dooley (Scorpions) wearing their teams' new First Nations kits at Adelaide Oval.
Camera IconJosie Dooley (left) has suffered a stroke in Hawaii. picture Matt Turner. Credit: News Corp Australia

“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 over this challenging time.

“The Dooley family request privacy at this time.”

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

Originally published as Josie Dooley was medically evacuated to Brisbane after suffering a stroke while on holidays

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