Giants fan Bryan Stow needs surgery

LOS ANGELES -- The San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day must undergo surgery to drain fluid that has built up in his brain.

Bryan Stow's family wrote on their blog that the surgery is expected this week.

John Stow, a cousin, tells The Associated Press that doctors plan to slowly wean Stow off medication so that he's no longer in a sedated coma.

He says doctors hope that reducing medication won't result in seizures. When doctors began to reduce medication last month, Bryan Stow began to suffer seizures.

The 42-year-old paramedic and father of two was beaten in a parking lot by two men in Dodgers gear after the March 31 season opener. He remains hospitalized in Los Angeles. No arrests have been made.