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'Scared' Bryan Stow back in the hospital to treat blood clot

January 26, 2013 | 10:16 am

BRYAN STOW

San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium two years ago, has reentered the hospital due to a large blood clot that a doctor told family members could have killed him.

Stow’s family has been providing updates on his condition in the months after he was assaulted on opening day of the 2011 baseball season. Stow, a former paramedic and a father of two, suffered serious head trauma when he was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium after the game between the Dodgers and Giants.

In an update posted on the family’s support4bryanstow.com blog, the family said he was first admitted to the hospital last week, released, and then readmitted on Wednesday.

“He’s expected to be in the hospital at least through the weekend,” the family wrote. “Needless to say, we are scared and worried. We thought we were past the point of being afraid of Bryan even surviving. The doctor told Bonnie last night that due to the size and hardness of the clot, he is surprised it didn’t kill him. Really tough words to hear and now that Bryan is more aware of what’s going on, he’s scared too.”

In a preliminary hearing for the two suspects in Stow’s assault, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, witnesses recalled the chilling moment when Stow's skull hit the pavement. There was also a recording of Norwood admitting to his mother that he was "involved" in the beating.  

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--Matt Stevens

Photo: Bryan Stow with children. Credit: Stow family

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