It was back at the end of March that San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally beaten following a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Now, almost seven months later, San Francisco General Hospital chief of neurosurgery Dr. Geoff Manley said he has made enough improvements to be transferred to a rehabilitation facility.

Manley said Stow has started to show marked improvement over the past month, including recently beginning to speak and follow commands. He has also begun to move, but can’t yet walk on his own.

Stow’s medications have also been greatly reduced.

He was transferred to San Francisco General Hospital in May from a hospital in Los Angeles, where he was treated following the March 31 beating. Upon his arrival, he was still comatose and on five anti-seizure medications.

Manley said that while Stow is no longer under the care of the neurosurgery team, he will continue to check up on him as the recovery process “doesn’t stop at six months.”



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