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Jose Canseco says his reattached finger fell off while playing poker

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo posted on Jose Canseco’s Twitter page shows Canseco recovering at his Las Vegas home with his fiancee, Leila Knight, after Canseco shot himself in the finger last month.
This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo posted on Jose Canseco’s Twitter page shows Canseco recovering at his Las Vegas home with his fiancee, Leila Knight, after Canseco shot himself in the finger last month. The Associated Press

This may have escaped your noticed while the Royals were playing in the World Series, but former major-league baseball player Jose Canseco injured himself while cleaning his gun.

That happened on Oct. 28 when the gun went off and Canseco was shot in the hand, according to police in Las Vegas.

The backstory is important because Canseco said his injured finger fell off while playing in a poker tournament on Thursday.

Yeah, fell off.

The finger apparently had been reattached after the gun-cleaning incident, and, well, it’s just easier to let Canseco’s tweets tell the story:

I’d venture to guess that if a video does surface of the finger falling off that it could set a YouTube record.

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