The veteran actor broke his arm and shoulder when he lost control of his vehicle while driving in Mississippi in August, 2008. The car veered off the road and flipped over several times.
He has been disabled ever since the accident and doctors advised him last year (10) that it would take another 12 months before his stretched nerves would fully function once more.
But, during an appearance on U.S. talk show Live with Regis & Kelly on Tuesday (27Sep11), Freeman admitted his mangled fingers were taking a lot longer to heal.
Wearing a supportive glove throughout the interview, he explained, "It's coming along, it looks a little odd with this glove on..."
When the discussion then moved on to his 'bucket list' - a list of things to achieve before his death - Freeman quipped, "Make these fingers work, that's one of them!"
Freeman starred in the film The Bucket List alongside Jack Nicholson.