Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius may have been recently photographed running, but his family insists the 26-year-old athlete is "not back on any official training program."

However, in a statement released on Thursday, the family noted, "This may change in the future, but this will be a decision taken by Oscar, and Oscar alone. At this point Oscar is still in an extremely traumatized state and has made it clear to all of us that he is not able or willing to even contemplate this issue at this stage."

Pistorius, the double amputee known as Blade Runner, was charged in February with premeditated murder for the Valentine's Day shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He is currently out on bail.

"Against this backdrop, we can confirm that we did have a meeting with Oscar yesterday where various family members and his trainer were present," the family added. "We all encouraged him to get back onto the track to help stabilize him emotionally. Oscar has been out running on a number of isolated occasions in the days following the relaxation of his bail conditions, but each time has been very difficult and he has 'struggled immensely' with the decision to even leave the house."

Meanwhile, the next hearing in Pistorius' case is set for June 4.

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