Former Australian ODI player Ryan Campbell in stable condition after heart attack
Posted On April 24, 2022
Doctors are hopeful Ryan Campbell will make a full recovery from his heart attack after listing the former Australian cricketer’s condition as stable.
- Campbell’s family say the 50-year-old is “talking and responsive”
- He suffered the heart attack in England
- Campbell played two ODIs for Australia in 2002
The 50-year-old’s family confirmed on Sunday that he had successfully discontinued sedation, almost a week after collapsing at a playground in England.
“The family is thrilled to announce that this afternoon the incredible staff at the Royal Stoke University Hospital successfully discontinued Ryan’s sedation,” Campbell’s family said in a statement.
“He has reacted very well and is now in a stable condition.
Campbell played two ODIs for Australia in 2002.
A swashbuckling batter-wicketkeeper, he remains famous for introducing the ramp to international cricket against Sri Lanka in an Australia A match in 2002.
In any other era he would have likely appeared more often at the international level, but he played in Australia’s golden era during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He scored 6,009 runs at an average of 36.31 in 98 first-class matches for Western Australia between 1994 and 2006.
Campbell later made a shock return to international cricket when he played for Hong Kong during the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup at the age of 44.
He has coached Netherlands since April 2017.