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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bryan Stow, Giants Fan Beaten, Showing Signs of Improvement

Posted By on Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:27 PM

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After spending a week in a coma, Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was brutally beaten by Dodgers fans last week, is showing his first signs of recovery.

ESPN reports that Stow's father, David Stow, said his son's temperature is down and his vital signs are "looking good."

Bryan Stow remains in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital after he was attacked outside the Dodger Stadium after the opener game last Thursday. He was walking to his car when two men wearing Dodgers gear heckled him and then beat him even after he was unconscious.

Bryan Stow suffered a fractured skull and bruising to his brain. Doctors removed part of his skull to relieve pressure from the brain swelling.

His father told reporters that it's difficult to see his son, a paramedic in Santa Cruz described as a "jokester" and an outgoing person, in this condition.

"It's been very hard. It's been stressful," David Stow told 710 ESPN Radio's Drew Belzer at a vigil Wednesday for his son. "He'll pull out of it."

Earlier this week, doctors said there was a chance that the 42-year-old might have brain damage. Even in the best-case scenario, he will have a long recovery, doctors say.

Police are still looking for the suspects; a $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading the arrest of the attackers.

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