Retired MLB star Jose Canseco lost a finger (again) within a poker tournament last week.
Jose Canseco was the central figure in a weekend for the poker world that has been filled with fingers: some missing, some pointed at prominent names in the poker community. In Canseco’s case, he appears to have lost the finger that is same the second time in of a month, something which few people (with any luck) will ever get to experience.
In belated October, Canseco ended up being in the news for inadvertently shooting himself in the hand. According to Canseco, the incident happened while he was cleaning their weapon in their kitchen. He wound up shooting their little finger, which then needed to be surgically reattached. It seems some surgeons are more skilled than others at digital fixes, though.
Finger Comes Off During Poker Tournament
According to a tweet sent out by Canseco on Friday, nonetheless, the little finger became detached once more while he was playing in a poker tournament Thursday evening.
‘ I happened to be playing in a poker competition last night and my little finger dropped of,’ Canseco tweeted. ‘Someone took a video clip of it.’
Thankfully, Canseco didn’t post that video, though there clearly was at least one expected image of his finger before it fell off. As gruesome as the event may sound, however, Canseco said that this result may have been unavoidable from the time he shot himself.