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Oscar Pistorius treated for injuries at private hospital and returned to jail

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Oscar Pistorius treated for injuries at private hospital and returned to jail

Oscar Pistorius has been treated for injuries at a private hospital and returned to jail, where he is serving a six-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African prison officials say.

Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesman for the correctional services department, said the Olympian had told officials he suffered injuries after falling out of bed. 

One local report said Pistorius had injuries to his wrists.

Mr Nxumalo did not provide any detail on the injuries, citing medical privacy concerns.

He said the former track star was taken back to his Pretoria prison cell on Saturday, and an investigation is underway. 

Last month, South African prosecutors said they would appeal Pistorius' six-year jail sentence, saying it was too lenient. 

Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked bathroom door in his home on Valentine's Day, 2013. He has always maintained he believed she was an intruder.