Under all circumstances I wish you the best. As such, I must at least state my opinion, rather than being a yes man.
I can't see how anybody can read all the posts in this multi-year thread at LetsRun and not conclude thus:
1. If a person is a professional athlete looking at an $800,000 annual salary that will disappear if they don't get back on the field, then it may be worth the substantial risk of sports hernia surgery.
2. If any person is unable to live a normal life because their sports hernia is debilitating (like me), then it may be worth the substantial risk of sports hernia surgery.
3. If a non-professional/hobby athlete is able to live a normal, active life with their sports hernia, and is only prevented from playing highly dynamic sports like soccer, basketball, etc., but can still exercise and play lighter sports pain-free, then the substantial risk of sports hernia is NOT prudent. It is an unwise risk.
This is how the world appears to me. This long LetsRun thread is full of heartbreak. It's worth spending 10 hours reading the whole thing from beginning to end.
Which category are you in?