Athletic pubalgia, also known as a sports or sportsman’s hernia, is a specific type of hernia that primarily affects athletes, particularly those involved in sports that require sudden changes in direction, twisting movements, or repetitive kicking. Despite its name, a sports hernia is not a true hernia where abdominal contents protrude through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Instead, it is a tear or strain in the soft tissue of the groin or lower abdominal region.