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Family of Giants fan beaten at Dodgers game worry whether he can recover from brain injury

May 7, 2011 |  8:56 am

The family of a Northern California paramedic who was severely beaten at the Dodgers home opener last month said they worry about whether he can recover from his serious brain injury.

In an interview with KTLA News, Bryan Stow's mother, Ann Stow, said the family is trying to stay optimistic.

"Today was very odd," Ann Stow told KTLA News on Friday. "I was looking at his eyes to see if there was any movement, any dreaming, and there's just nothing there. ... He's basically gone."

Bryan Stow was scheduled to have more surgery designed to remove fluid from his brain, but doctors decided he did not require the operation.

"Today, we were given good news by Dr. [Gabriel] Zada! Bryan does not need the surgery to put a shunt in at this time. They are continuing to lower one medication at a time very slowly. Aside from this, there is no change with Bryan," the family wrote on their blog Friday. "

Two men attacked three victims, including Stow, kicking and punching them and shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, police said. Stow fell and hit his head on the ground. Police released sketches of two attackers.

LAPD sketch of two men wanted in connection with brutal beating at Dodger's home opener

Tipsters can call L.A. Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, text the letters TIPLA plus the tip to 274637, or use the website LACrimeStoppers.org.


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Top photo: Bryan Stow and his children. Credit: Stow family

Bottom photos: Sketches of the attackers. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department