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The next six months will prove to be the most crucial for Richard Hammond's recovery, his doctors have revealed. For those joining the saga a bit late, the Top Gear host crashed at 300 mph while attempting a land speed record in a jet-powered dragster on film for the BBC program.

Shortly after the accident, the Hamster was out of bed, walking around and making jokes. But while this was an encouraging sign of his fast recovery, it could take him another six months to fully rehabilitate as the extent of the brain damage will unfold.

The injuries were minimized thanks to the racing harnesses and restraints that had him securely fastened into the cockpit, but it could take some time before Richard is back to his usual, vivacious self. We'll just have to keep on hoping and praying for him in the meantime.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      here is a link on the BBC website about his recovery. There is a video on the website that you can watch and see him walking.

      • 8 Years Ago
      And thank you for that commentary Stoneman..

      Now everyone can go back to their regularly scheduled speeding..

      btw.. Speed doesn't kill people, crashing does.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Noah, I'm sure we all wish Richard Hammond a full recovery, but let's leave prayer out of it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I too am glad to see that he's on the road to recovery. I'd like to think that maybe his accident will help some of us car fans to remember that no matter our skills or machines, bad things can happen in an instant at speed. Top Gear is one of my favorite shows, and here's hoping that they continue to remain on the air for years to come.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Peter, if you have agendas, go somewhere where it actually makes a difference. It's unsettling that one word can ruin your entire outlook on a post....go find some truly self proclaimed politically correct blog and judge their every word with unwavering attention.

      As for the rest of us, we'll appreciate a respectful gesture on Mr. Joseph's part.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's great to hear he is recovering so well. I was really worried there for a bit. I can't wait to see him back on the show. I'm sure the cast will have a great time poking fun at him as things get back to normal on the Top Gear set. Does anyone know if they have said if they will show the video of the crash? I would think they would leverage that footage, and I would love to see the crash that Hammond survived.

      • 8 Years Ago
      From the picture it seems that he is doing much better then I thought.