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Osteitis pubis is a common injury in AFL and soccer. It refers to the imaging appearance of abnormalities on X-ray, CT or MRI scan and may cause chronic groin pain in these athletes who engage in constant repetitive kicking and change of direction when running. It is thought that osteitis pubis may sometimes a secondary consequence of another chronic groin injury such as chronic adductor tendinopathy, abdominal conjoint tendinopathy or hip abnormalities. This is a frustrating injury as it can sometimes sideline a player for many months.
Callan Ward (previously of the Western Bulldogs) missed almost half a season of AFL in 2010 due to osteitis pubis. (Image sourced from afl.com.au)