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I’ve had two Shouldice repairs (one on each side), ~10yrs apart, both a long time ago, with no problems immediately after or since. The first few days afterwards are challenging in terms of getting out of bed, bending, etc…but eight days out was much, much better.
If you have a ‘standard’ surgery and recovery experience, then you should be fine to attend a game. Many people are back at work in that timeframe as long as they aren’t doing anything very physically demanding. You won’t be running up any stairs, but you shouldn’t still be experiencing any major limitations that would prevent you from going. Just give yourself more time and avoid any situations where you might be getting jostled around in a crowd of people.