One minute eighth-grader Shaena is rushing to grab a rebound, and the next she’s lying on the basketball court, dizzy with a horrible pain in her head. A collision with an opponent has left Shaena benched with a concussion, two weeks before the big rival game. And she’s angry—why does she need to stop playing just because of a headache? Forced to take things slow, she watches as the other girls practice and improve without her, and Shaena starts to worry they may no longer need her. How can she be part of the team when she’s been sidelined? A glossary, writing prompts, discussion questions, and bonus basketball facts make this action-packed sports story as engaging and educational as it is exciting.