Freddie Flintoff has been pictured a year after his horror crash (Picture: MI News/ NurPhoto/ Shutterstock)

Freddie Flintoff has been pictured a year to the day after his horror Top Gear crash.

The former England cricketer, 45, was left hospitalised after a devastating accident on December 13, 2022, at the show’s test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome.

It was reported that he was ‘lucky to be alive’ and has mainly kept himself out of the spotlight since then.

As he continues to recover from the serious injuries, which reportedly included broken ribs and facial injuries, Freddie has now been pictured alongside cricketer Adil Rashid.

He presented bowler Rashid with his 100th cap, as he became the first English male bowler to take 100 T20 wickets.

Freddie has returned to a mentoring role with the England team, and was in Barbados with Rashid on Tuesday during the team’s tour of the West Indies.

Adil Rashid of England is awarded his 100th T20 International cap by former England Cricketer Andrew Flintoff during the 1st T20 International between West Indies and England at Kensington Oval on December 12, 2023 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Freddie awarded Adil Rashid his 100th T20 International cap during the 1st T20 International between West Indies and England at Kensington Oval (Picture: Ashley Allen/Getty Images)
Freddie has made rare public appearances since the crash (Picture: Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

This comes after reports that Freddie is considering his career comeback, despite Top Gear having been taken off air.

Last month, the BBC confirmed in a statement that the TV programme had been taken off air ‘for the foreseeable future’, given the ‘exceptional circumstances’.

In a statement given to the PA news agency, the broadcaster said: ‘Given the exceptional circumstances, the BBC has decided to rest the UK show for the foreseeable future.

‘The BBC remains committed to Freddie, Chris and Paddy who have been at the heart of the show’s renaissance since 2019, and we’re excited about new projects being developed with each of them.

Freddie Flintoff

Freddie was said to be lucky to be alive after the crash (Picture: Ashley Allen/Getty Images)
He has kept himself out of the spotlight (Picture: Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

‘We will have more to say in the near future on this. We know resting the show will be disappointing news for fans, but it is the right thing to do.

‘All other Top Gear activity remains unaffected by this hiatus including international formats, digital, magazines and licensing.’

Flintoff, who has not yet spoken about the crash, was pictured at his first public outing since the incident earlier this year, supporting fellow cricket stars by watching England’s opening one-day international against New Zealand at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens.

Shortly afterwards, he spoke publicly for the first time, making a heartwarming speech while presenting cricketer Tom Hartley with his cap for the England cricket team.

In his speech, he said: ‘Play with passion, play with pride, play with belief. And also part of a family of people. They’ll share the good times with you, share the successes.

‘But as I found over the past few months, they’ll be there for you in the hardest times of your life.’

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