Marshfield taking precautions when it comes to concussions
MARSHFIELD, Ore. - Marshfield High School is following a national trend and taking extra precautions when it comes to head injuries in football.
New research is shedding light on the potential for long-term damage to the brain after repeated hits to the head during football.
Marshfield's Athletic Director Greg Mulkey says that coaches are trained to quickly respond when they see these type of incidents.
He tells us that athletes go through a baseline test at the start of the season, and retake the test after any possible concussion as a precaution. There are a lot of steps and techniques taken to ensure the athletes are safe.
Mulkey says once they recognize signs of a concussion in an athlete, he or she must be examined by a doctor and given a "green light" in order for them to play again.