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Friday, May 6, 2011

Bryan Stow Update: Beaten Giants Fan Takes a Turn for the Worse

Posted By on Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Stow with his two kids, Tyler and Tabitha
  • Stow with his two kids, Tyler and Tabitha

Last week SF Weekly gave you the good news that Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was badly beaten, had been taken out of a coma; doctors were optimistic that he could relocate to a hospital near his home in the Bay Area.

But now we have to report more sad news. Doctors in Los Angeles now say that Stow has not been responding as he should, and he must have more surgery to drain the fluid that has been causing his brain to swell.

According to his family, who posted the news on his Web site,, a shunt needs to be put into his cranium at the center of his brain and "will be snaked down through his stomach to drain."

Stow has been in a coma since March 31, when he was brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium. He was leaving the opener game when two men wearing Dodgers attire attacked him, beating him until he was unconscious. He has been in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital since.

Meanwhile, police have been on the hunt for the two men responsible for the attack, offering a $150,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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