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Jose Canseco says his injured finger fell off while playing poker

Poker players in a game with Jose Canseco on Thursday night got an unexpected ante from the former MLB slugger -- his finger.

Canseco took to Twitter on Friday to announce that the middle finger on his left hand, which was severely damaged when he accidentally shot himself in the hand last month while cleaning his gun at home, fell off while he was playing poker.

Doctors tried to save the digit after the shooting, but Canseco said their efforts were pointless because there wasn't much left to connect.

Apparently the game was taped, including when Canseco's finger fell off. Canseco said his agent bought the tape.

Attempts to reach Canseco's agent for additional comment were unsuccessful.

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