-- Flintoff underwent surgery in 2005 and 2006, the latter forcing him to miss the second half of the English season.
-- A fourth operation on his ankle in late 2007 removed extra bone and bone fragments which ruled him out until Test matches against South Africa in July 2008 when he became the 12th England player to take 200 Test wickets.
-- Flintoff flew home from the Caribbean for treatment on a torn hip muscle and missed the fifth and final Test against West Indies. He had already missed the fourth Test. Flintoff hurt his right hip in the drawn third Test in Antigua but continued to bowl even though teammates said he was in pain.
-- England ended their ragged tour of West Indies on a high in April when a Flintoff hat-trick helped them beat the hosts by 26 runs to win the one-day series 3-2.
-- Flintoff again suffered injury twisting his right knee during the drawn first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff. However, England are optimistic that he will be fit for the second Ashes Test starting at Lord's on July 16.