Bamaonline.com reported that Alabama Crimson Tide star Julio Jones underwent surgery “for athletic pubalgia (sports hernia) shortly after the completion of spring drills.” The report did not name a source, but said the surgery took place in Philadelphia on April 21.
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Jones has undergone wrist and shoulder surgeries prior to this sports hernia operation. According to one doctor’s website sports hernia pain was, “First described as Gilmore’s Groin in 1980, then Sportsman’s Groin in 1992, sports hernia has evolved as a layman’s term. Sports hernia symptoms include groin pain along the low abdomen where the abdominal muscles connect with the pelvis and leg. Unlike a true hernia, there is no bulging. A sports hernia is a tear or weakness in these muscles.”