Former Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has reportedly received hospital treatment for wrist injuries after an incident in a South African prison on Saturday.
According to the BBC, a spokesperson for the prison service described the runner’s injuries as “minor” and confirmed Pistorius was sent back to prison shortly after receiving treatment.
The Irish Mirror has reported that Pistorius denied trying to kill himself before claiming his injuries had been caused by a fall out of bed.
The sprinter's brother Carl has echoed this claim by tweeting: “Jenna and I have just seen Oscar and he is doing well given the circumstances. He was in good spirit.”
“I know there are reports saying that he had tried to injure himself – they are completely untrue and sensational…He slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious.”
However a source told City Press that blades were found in Pistorius’ cell when it was searched after the incident.
The Paralympic gold medallist received a six year prison sentence this July for the 2012 killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
— Carl Pistorius (@carlpistorius) August 7, 2016
Oscar Pistorius was treated for minor wrist injuries he got while in prison, an official says. https://t.co/Lb03vhnjjh
— CNN (@CNN) August 7, 2016
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 7, 2016
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 7, 2016
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