Report: Jose Canseco shoots himself in hand in gun-cleaning accident

Jose Canseco reportedly shot himself in the hand on Tuesday.
Jose Canseco reportedly shot himself in the hand on Tuesday. (USATSI)

Long-time big leaguer Jose Canseco was hospitalized on Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself in the left hand while cleaning his handgun, according to multiple reports. There is no definitive word on the severity of his injuries right now.

KLAS-TV in Las Vegas has more:

Metro Police confirms former baseball star Jose Canseco was hurt in an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon at his house on the eastside of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, the former player accidentally shot himself in the left hand while he was cleaning his handgun. He was taken to University Medical Center. There is no word on the seriousness of the injury.

Since retiring following the 2001 season, the 50-year-old Canseco has had all sorts of legal problems. He also brought MLB's performance-enhancing drug problem to light with his book Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big.

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