ROME – Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian premier, has taken a tumble at his villa along Sardinia's posh Emerald Coast, injuring a shoulder and a wrist, his doctor said Friday.
State TV quoted Dr. Alberto Zangrillo as saying there was "nothing worrisome" about the 75-year-old media mogul's condition after the fall Thursday on the grounds of Villa Certosa, near Porto Rotondo. The doctor did not elaborate and it was not clear what caused the fall.
A local paper, La Nuova Sardegna, reported earlier the tentative diagnosis was a dislocated shoulder and an injured wrist, along with bruises. It said a member of his Freedom People party, who is a physical therapist for the AC Milan soccer team, gave Berlusconi first aid.
Berlusconi quit as premier in November amid intense market pressures during Italy's financial crisis. Recently, he has said he is mulling over whether to make a run in next year's election for what would be his fourth term in the premier's office.
Economist Mario Monti now is leading a government of technocrats tasked with saving Italy from financial disaster. Monti has said he will step down in spring, when parliamentary elections are due.
Berlusconi has had a host of other medical issues. Some 18 month ago, he had dental and jaw surgery to repair a broken nose and other injuries suffered when a man hurled a statuette at him in 2009. He had heart surgery in 2006 to install a pacemaker and has said he successfully battled prostate cancer in the 1990s.