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Jose Canseco tweets about losing finger at poker

Oct. 29: Photo posted on Jose Canseco's Twitter page shows the former major league baseball player recovering at his Las Vegas home with his fiancee.

Oct. 29: Photo posted on Jose Canseco's Twitter page shows the former major league baseball player recovering at his Las Vegas home with his fiancee.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Jose Canseco)

Misfortune continues to deal hard-luck former slugger Jose Canseco a bad hand.

Canseco said on Twitter Friday night that he was playing cards at poker tournament in Las Vegas Friday when his badly injured middle finger on his left hand fell off.

The confessed steroid cheat accidentally shot himself in the hand last month while cleaning his gun at home. Doctors attempted to save it, apparently without success.

"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," Canseco tweeted, according to the Los Angeles Times.

He said in another tweet, "My finger should have been amputated from the beginning. It was very loose with no bone to connect it."

He also announced that his digit didn’t smell that good and that his agent bought the video.