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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium leaves hospital for rehab facility

Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodgers Stadium in March, has been moved to a rehabilitation facility in the Bay Area.

Dr. Geoff Manley (Jeff Chiu / AP)
Stow, a 42-year-old Santa Cruz paramedic, suffered serious brain injuries in the beating during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener and is speaking and moving his limbs, according to his family’s website. The family requested that Stow’s rehab facility not be named.

“Bryan has been an extremely challenging patient,” said Dr. Geoff Manley, chief of neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital. “It has been a roller coaster, but he is young and strong and has made tremendous advances.”

Stow, in photo released by hospital, is surrounded by staff and Dr. Geoff Manley (left). (AP)
Stow is “starting to get up but not quite walking,” Manley said. In a statement, the family said: “We feel immense relief today, knowing that Bryan is ready to start the next chapter of his story.”

Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, have been charged in the attack, which police say was the last of a series of confrontations with randomly selected Giants fans. They’ve pleaded not guilty to charges of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury.

“Where he will end up, we still don't know,” Manley said, via sfgate. “Only time will tell. We still don't know enough about traumatic brain injuries.”

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