Actor Jeremy Renner, who played Hawkeye in the Marvel “Avengers” movies and was hospitalised after a traumatic injury while plowing snow, was recovering.
The actor posted a selfie from his hospital bed in Nevada on Tuesday,
showing him looking bruised with oxygen tubes in his nose.
“Thank you all for your kind words,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
Renner’s publicist and local officials said on Monday that
he was in critical but stable condition after his accident on
New Year’s Day. He “suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic
injuries” in the accident, his publicist said.
Renner has owned a home in Washoe County, Nevada, for
several years, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.
That area in northern Nevada received heavy snowfall on New
Year’s Eve. The National Weather Service had a winter storm
warning over the weekend in the area.
In a media briefing on Tuesday, Washoe County Sheriff Darin
Balaam said that Renner was run over by a snow plow that began
rolling by itself after he used it to dig his car, which was
being driven by a family member, out of a mound of snow.
Renner used his plow, described by Balaam as a PistenBully
that weighed over 14,000 pounds, to extract the car. He went to
talk to the family member when the machine began to roll.
“In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr Renner attempted to get back into the driver’s seat … it’s at this point that Mr Renner was run over,” Balaam said, adding no foul play was suspected.
Renner, 51, was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his work in the 2008 film The Hurt Locker, which also won the Oscar for best picture. He received a supporting actor nomination for his work in “The Town” from 2010.
After his success in The Hurt Locker, Renner starred in multiple Marvel projects as well as in two “Mission: Impossible” films, “Arrival,” and “American Hustle,” among others.