Freddie Flintoff set for TV return after being pictured following horror Top Gear crash
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Freddie Flintoff is reportedly set to return to TV following on from his first public appearance since his horror Top Gear crash.
The former cricketer was hospitalised with reported broken ribs and facial injuries, the latter of which were visible when he met up with the England squad for their one-day international series against New Zealand on Friday (8 September).
He was pictured in the England coaching kit, watching on, and has since been photographed with the team on the grass.
Flintoff, who played in 79 Tests and 141 one-day matches for England, is a close friend of England managing director Rob Key and is set to be a part of the squad for the remainder of the four-match series in an unpaid role.
Stuart Broad said: "He’s great, I saw him at Cardiff and had 10 minutes with him, he was in really fine form.
"He has been doing some work with the England Under-19s which he really enjoyed. He’d just arrived in Cardiff to settle in with this group for this series.
"For him - I know it’s a training shirt - but the opportunity to pull on those Three Lions is really special and I actually saw him mitting [catching throws from] Mark Wood.
"I can’t imagine he’s done loads of mitting, he was really good at it - I don’t know why I am surprised but he was good at it.
"Certainly better than [England assistant coach David] Saker whose job it is to catch it!"
Well, according The Mirror, Flintoff is set to return to TV as this winter he is said to be filming the second season of Field of Dreams on BBC.
The show follows the ex-England captain's search to find untapped cricketing talent in his hometown of Preston.
"Everyone is thrilled and relieved Freddie is gearing up to get back to work," a source told the outlet.
"We know how much this series meant to him.
"It was a passion project that was also loved by the viewers, so it’s great it will mark his return to the screen after what must have been an extraordinarily difficult time."
Before the accident, Flintoff said of the series: "Working with the boys was one of the most incredible experiences of my life but the work is not finished yet!
"I’m really pleased we’ll be continuing the hard work we have all put in, but on a much bigger scale."
The future of Flintoff's Top Gear role remains unclear.
LADbible has contacted the BBC and a representative for Freddie Flintoff for comment.