Freddie Flintoff has shown his healing injuries after being involved in a horror crash that nearly killed him. The accident happened while filming Top Gear at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome back in December 2022, with the famous sports star, 46, still with visible injuries over a year later.

As a result of the crash, which saw an open-top three-wheel Morgan Super 3 car flip over, Freddie suffered severe facial injuries and took a step back from the spotlight as he recovered. The England cricket coach has gradually returned to work and on Monday, 20 May attended a nets session at Headingley, Leeds ahead of the first T20 International this week.

Freddie Flintoff
England coach Freddie Flintoff appeared to be in high spirits as he attended a nets session at Headingley, Leeds on Monday

Freddie was pictured at the training session where his facial injuries appeared to be improving, 18 months on from the terrifying crash. He boasted black sportswear and wore a pair of sunglasses in the Spring heat, with his face scarring still visible, particularly around his mouth and nose.

The new snaps appear to show an improvement in his injuries in comparison to September last year when his scars were significantly worse. Freddie, who hails from Preston, reportedly made a deal with the BBC that they're going to pay him around £9 million because he couldn't work for two years after the crash, which also left him with "life-altering significant" injuries.

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Freddie's facial injuries appear to be healing well
Freddie Flintoff
The England cricket coach has gradually returned to work following his horror crash in December 2022

But Freddie is now thinking about what he will do next and all the new things he wants to try. "This will be a huge comfort to his fans because it shows he's healing well and returning to two of his greatest passions - sport and television," a source shared with The Sun.

They added: "It's obvious that there is some scarring, which everyone expected, but Freddie looks to have made huge progress since he was last seen in public playing cricket.

"He's clearly comfortable enough to get in front of a camera again - something which was not the case this time last year. They're nervous first steps, as he's recovering both mentally and physically, but the TV show he's making is a real passion project for him."

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Freddie's injuries were noticeably worse in September 2023

People believe Freddie is in the midst of filming the second series of his BBC reality show, Freddie Flintoff's Field of Dreams. Season one took Freddie back to his hometown of Preston to encourage young people into cricket, while season two will take them to India.

The first series hit the screens in July 2022 and due to Freddie's injuries, the much-anticipated second season has been delayed.