According to reports, the 50-year-old former baseball star had recently visited the shooting range and was cleaning his handgun around 3 o'clock in the afternoon when he shot himself in the left hand. He did not realize there was still a round left in the chamber.
His fiancee, Leila Knight, told reporters, "I heard the gun go off and saw his middle finger hanging by a string."
Knight added that Canseco will either have to have the finger amputated or have full reconstruction surgery. Doctors have already told the couple Conseco will never have full use of his hand again.