Jeremy Renner may take 2 years to fully recover after being crushed by 14,330-lb snow-plowing machine
RENO, NEVADA: Actor Jeremy Renner who suffered a tragic snowplow accident is believed to be in a far more serious condition than previously reported. Renner's representatives stated how the actor had suffered "blunt chest trauma" and orthopedic injuries after a 14,330-pound snowplow machine ran over him near Lake Tahoe, Nevada on New Year's Day. Renner underwent surgery on January 2 and has remained in the intensive care unit ever since. He was reported to be in a critical but stable condition after surgery.
However, the movie star's friends claim his injuries are worse than anyone knows after Renner "nearly bled out" and "almost died," after being brutally crushed in the incident. "It's much worse than anyone knows. Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there," a source told RadarOnline, reported Daily Mail. "The right side of Jeremy's chest was crushed, and his upper torso had collapsed. He also had a bad head wound that was bleeding and a leg injury."
"Word is the damage to Jeremy's chest was so substantial it had to be reconstructed in surgery," the source continued. The 52-year-old 'Mayor Of Kingstown' actor is aware of the extent of his injuries, with friends saying the Renner might take up to two years to completely recover and get back in his fighting shape. Renner's mom Cearley and sister Kym have been by his side and are keeping him entertained as he heals. He is working hard to restore his health with therapy in the hospital, his sister told People. "If anyone knows Jeremy, he is a fighter and doesn't mess around," she said, adding, "He is crushing all the progress goals. We couldn't feel more positive about the road ahead."
On Monday, Renner shared a photo of a snowy setting in Lake Tahoe on his Instagram story, and said that he was missing his "happy place." Another picture from just days after the incident showed the actor covered in notable bruises around his face as he posted a picture of himself. "Thank you all for your kind words. I'm too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all," he captioned the post on Instagram.
He also shared a tweet showing his supportive sister and mother keeping him entertained in the hospital. "A 'not no great' ICU Day, turned to amazing spa day with my sis and mama. Thank you soooooo much," he penned in the caption.
A “not no great” ICU DAY, turned to amazing spa day with my sis and mama❤️. Thank you sooooo much pic.twitter.com/pvu1aWeEXY— Jeremy Renner (@JeremyRenner) January 5, 2023