- Jose Canseco says his finger fell off during a game of poker
- The ex-Oakland Athletics star had shot it off accidentally with his gun
- The 50-year-old had his finger reattached but the operation did not work
- He is now selling his digit and the gun that caused the injury online
Former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco is selling his middle finger on eBay after accidentally shooting it off while cleaning his handgun.
Canseco has been giving running commentary on the misfortune of his digit on Twitter – from its initial demise to being reattached; falling off again and now its sale on the auction website.
He played 17 years in the major leagues and played for the Oakland Athletics in the late 1980s, but won’t me making a comeback any time soon.
Jose Canseco poses with his fiancee Leila after having his middle finger reattached after shooting it off
Former baseball star Canseco is now selling the handgun which he was cleaning when he shot off his finger
The 50-year-old, pictured playing for Oakland Athletics in 1991, scored 462 home runs during his career
The 50-year-old told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, on October 28.
His finacee, swimwear model Leila Knight, first revealed details of the accident when she posted news that surgeons were battling to save his finger.
‘This is Leila. Thank you all for the kind words and prayers’, she said. ‘Jose is in still surgery and will be ok. Please pray for his finger!!’
Canseco since posted images of his heavily bandaged hand and news of his recuperation following the successful operation.
But has now revealed the finger has fallen off again. And announced what he plans to do with it next.
Canseco, pictured recovering from his injury, revealed that his finger later fell off during a game of poker
Canseco took to Twitter to praise his model fiancee Leila for looking after him after his accident
The Cuban-American, pictured during his playing days, has promised to sell his middle finger on eBay
‘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,’ he announced on Twitter.
He also revealed some rather gory details: ‘(It’s) very loose with no bone to connect it,’ and it’s ‘smelling really bad.’
Now after conceding the finger will not be making a permanent return to his hand, he’s decided to flog it on eBay.
‘I will soon put the finger that fell off in the poker tournament on eBay for sale.
‘The eBay ad will read slightly used middle finger with 462 home runs could be used as a stirring straw for drinks.’