We kick off 2022 with bumper sports medicine and sports injury sections. In the sports medicine section, Heijboer and colleagues in a five-year follow-on study, evaluate the adoption of and opinions on the Doha agreement meeting classifications in groin pain in athletes. Krzywański and team describe predictors determining the course of COVID-19 and antibody response in elite athletes. Madaleno’s group describe the incidence, prevalence, severity, and profile of injuries and illness between female and male youth elite judokas during a 30-week season. Reinking and colleagues describe correlations between fear of movement patterns with symptoms and reaction time among adolescent athletes with concussion.