Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his left hand

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday.

Reddon says the former Oakland Athletics outfielder told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand. He was taken to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

Former Slugger Jose Canseco Accidentally Shoots Off Finger
Former Slugger Jose Canseco Accidentally Shoots Off Finger

Canseco's finger was "hanging by a string," his fiancée Leila Knight told the Los Angeles Times. Doctors will either amputate the finger or perform full reconstructive surgery, she said.

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.

An email sent to a representative of Canseco on Tuesday night was not immediately returned.

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