Oscar Pistorius treated in hospital for injuries suffered in prison

Oscar Pistorius Treated at Hospital After Suffering Injury in Prison

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was treated in hospital Saturday after suffering injuries to his wrists while in prison, according to South Africa's Correctional Services Department.

Pistorius had sustained minor injuries to his wrists, Manelisi Wolela, a spokesman for South Africa's Department of Correctional Services, told NBC News. Pistorius told prison staff he'd been injured while falling out of bed, according to another spokesman for the corrections department, Singabakho Nxumalo.

Pistorius denied "speculations" of a suicide attempt, Wolela said.

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ALTERNATIVE CROP A picture taken on January 26, 2013 shows Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius posing next to his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. South Africa's Olympic sprinter Oscar 'Blade Runner' Pistorius was taken into police custody on February 14, 2013, after allegedly shooting dead his model girlfriend having mistaken her for an intruder at his upscale home. AFP PHOTO / WALDO SWIEGERS (Photo credit should read WALDO SWIEGERS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pistorius' brother Carl tweeted #alliswell on Sunday afternoon, and hit out at media reports suggesting that the double-amputee had tried to self-harm.

"I have just seen Oscar and he is doing well given the circumstances," Carl Pistorius wrote.

"He slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious. Please don't believe the media reports."

The former Paralympic champion was taken to the Kalafong hospital in Pretoria and returned to prison later in the day, Nxumalo said.

Pistorius, a double-amputee, was sentence to six-years' prison in July for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day 2013. Prosecutors say they plan to appeal that sentence, calling it "shockingly lenient."

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