Jose Canseco was rushed to the hospital Tuesday (Oct. 28) afternoon after accidentally shooting himself in the hand while cleaning his gun at his Las Vegas home.
The 17-year MLB veteran is recovering at the Medical Center of Southern Nevada after undergoing surgery to save the middle finger on his left hand that was nearly blown off.
— BBC News US (@BBCNewsUS) October 29, 2014
The American League MVP award 1988 winner and two-time World Series champ, who publicly admitted to extensive steroid use, will never have full use of his hand again. The finger that was nearly shot off and “hanging by a string” was either to be amputated or undergo full reconstructive surgery. Canseco’s fiancée tweeted Tuesday night that Canseco was going to be “ok.”
We hope you make a full recovery and your finger remains attached, Jose.