Groin pain is a common sports injury, particularly in athletes whose sports require acute cutting, pivoting, explosive turns, changes in direction, rapid acceleration/deceleration or kicking (such as soccer, football, or ice hockey).
Within soccer and hockey, groin pain accounts for >10% of injuries.
Acutely, groin injuries can result in a number of weeks off sport. If left untreated, this can turn into a more chronic issue, known as longstanding groin pain. This can lead to an extended period of time with a restricted training regime, and little game time, so it’s important to understand your groin injury and recovery plan.