'Blade Runner' Recovering After Boating Crash
He still plans to compete in May Paralympics
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2009 3:24 AM CST
Pistorius didn't sustain any injuries to his ribs or extremities in the boating accident.   (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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(Newser) – Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee champion sprinter known affectionately as Blade Runner for his carbon-fiber running legs, is recovering from head and face injuries after a boating accident in South Africa. He and his friends were aboard a vessel that hit an unknown object, CNN reports. Pistorius, 22, has since had surgery and still plans to compete in May's Paralympics, according to his manager.