Oscar Pistorius has returned to his prison cell after being treated in hospital for injuries sustained from a fall, prison officials said Sunday.
A prisons spokesman said the injuries were “minor” and he had been returned to prison after Saturday’s incident.
The South African athlete and convicted murderer had earlier been rushed to the hospital ‘with cuts to wrists’ as razor blades ‘were found in his cell’ – he, however, denied suicide bid claiming he ‘fell out of his bed’.
A report by City Press on Sunday morning quoted an unnamed security guard at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria as saying the athlete had wounds to his wrists that had been bandaged.
According to City Press, citing another inmate at the prison, Pistorius had to go to hospital after deliberately harming himself.
The Newspaper authoritatively averred that: “Two warders with knowledge of the hospital section said blades were subsequently found in Pistorius’s cell during a search yesterday afternoon.”
However, this afternoon, the runner’s brother, Carl Pistorius, dismissed as ‘completely untrue and sensational’ reports that he tried to injure himself.
Carl Pistorius said on Twitter that he had been to see the 29-year-old and that he was ‘doing well given the circumstances. He was in good spirit.’
He added: ‘He slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious. It was great to see him.’
The athlete is serving a six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Last month, prosecutors said the sentence was too lenient and they would appeal.