News that Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius was hospitalised after a boat accident must have come as a shock to his fans in South Africa and the world over.
Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter who was one of our 2008 Beijing Paralympics heroes, has touched many a heart with his humility and prowess on the track.
He is one of those role models that you would always wish to see where they belong - the athletics track and not a hospital bed.
It is, however, consoling to learn that the doctors are satisfied with his progress.
Sowetan joins millions of South Africans and others across the world in wishing Pistorius well until we see him back in action soon.