English cricket great Andrew Flintoff was transported to the hospital following an incident during shooting for the iconic BBC television program “Top Gear,” according to British media sources.
The 45-year-old received medical attention at the scene before being taken to the hospital, according to the BBC news website, which also stated that his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The mishap took place on Tuesday at the program’s test track at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, south of London.
Before retiring from cricket at the age of 32, Flintoff, a renowned all-rounder better known as “Freddie,” played 79 Tests for England.
He then developed a career in television, co-presenting the popular automotive program Top Gear among other shows.
According to the BBC and Sky, a BBC spokeswoman stated, “Freddie was wounded in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning (Tuesday), with crew doctors visiting the scene immediately.”
He’s been admitted to the hospital for additional care, and we’ll confirm more information as soon as possible.
Throughout his cricketing career, Flintoff was essential to England’s Ashes victories in 2005 and 2009.