POSTED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 4:31pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 4:54pm
Longview, TX — Returning too early from a concussion can cause serious injury or even death in an athlete. That is why one east Texas hospital is encouraging area athletes to take part of the Impact Program.
Good Shepherd Medical Center has provided the program to area schools for the past several years.
The Impact Program gives doctors a baseline to examine athletes who might have suffered a concussion and an idea when they are able to return to the field.
For more information on the program go here .