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Olympian Oscar Pistorius injured in prison cell

Published:Monday | August 8, 2016 | 8:54 AM
In this July 6 file photo Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa where he was sentenced to six years for the the killing of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp.

Convicted South African athlete Oscar Pistorius had to be taken to hospital on the weekend for injuries suffered in prison, where he's serving six years for killing his girlfriend.

The Olympic sprinter was treated for minor wrist injuries and returned to his prison cell in Pretoria.

Pistorius' brother, Carl Pistorius, tweeted Sunday that the disgraced athlete had slipped in his cell and injured himself.

He also said he had just visited his brother, who was doing well given the circumstances and sought to dispel claims that the athlete had tried to injure himself.