Former major league slugger Jose Canseco claims that his surgically re-attached finger fell off during a recent poker game.
Canseco, who underwent the surgery last month after shooting himself in the hand, revealed that his finger fell off in a series of tweets Friday.
Ok well I might as well tell you .I was playing in a poker tournament last night and my finger fell off .someone took a video of it.— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 14, 2014
Canseco also tweeted that the finger was "very loose with no bone to connect it," and that it was "smelling really bad."
My finger should have been amputated from the beginning. It was very loose with no bone to connect it.it was also smelling really bad.— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 14, 2014
After tweeting out a gruesome image of the finger still attached to his hand, Canseco made light of the situation Saturday morning.
I put my finger in the freezer anyone want finger appetizers.— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 15, 2014
Or is it finger snacks— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 15, 2014
The 50-year-old Canseco shot himself in the hand on Oct. 28. The former American League MVP told told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting his finger.
Canseco played 17 years in the major leagues, starring for the Oakland Athletics as one of the "Bash Brothers" in the late 1980s. He was part of the A's 1989 World Series championship team and last played for the Chicago White Sox in 2001.
The right-handed outfielder and designated hitter had 462 career home runs and was a six-time All-Star. He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay and the New York Yankees.
He later admitted to performance-enhancing drug use, with his 2005 book, "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big," amplifying MLB's doping issues.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.