Shinnosuke Abe hurt his right knee when he fell backwards while trying to get out of the way of an inside 3-2 pitch during his at bat in the sixth inning. He was able to walk off the field on his own and was replaced by a pinch-runner.
[UPDATE 6/19 @ 9:50pm]
Abe was taken off the active roster today.
[UPDATE 6/20 @ 5:54pm]
The Yomiuri Giants have not revealed any specific information regarding Abe’s injury, but media reports from this morning mention the possibility that he might end up missing the rest of the first-half of the season.
[UPDATE 6/21 @ 12:15pm]
Abe visited Giants Stadium on June 20 to get treatment for his knee. He told reporters he would begin a rehab training program as soon as the pain receded.