Former MLB outfielder Jose Canseco was injured on Tuesday afternoon in an accidental shooting at his Las Vegas, Nevada home.
The 50-year-old was cleaning his gun when it unexpectedly fired and shot off his middle finger on his left hand.
Jose’s fiancee Leila Knight revealed he wasn’t aware the gun was loaded.
A police spokesperson confirmed a person at that address was injured and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries around 3 p.m.
Canseco was in surgery tonight to reattach the finger.
Doctors reportedly told the couple that Canseco will never regain full use of the finger, even if they are able to reattach the missing part.
Canseco’s daughter Josie tweeted an update on her dad’s status, writing, “Thank to everyone for your concern, my dad is safe and recovering”.
Jose was a huge star in baseball in the 1980s, but later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs for much of his career.
Canseco is a right-handed batter who hit 462 career home runs and was a six-time All-Star. He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox during a career that spanned from 1985 to 2001.
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