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Jeremy Renner Shows What His Recovery Process is Like 2 Months After Accident—"Whatever It Takes"

Jeremey Renner is staying focused on healing after his snow plow accident. 

Jeremey Renner is giving fans a glimpse of what it's like to heal from an accident that left him in serious condition. It's been two months since the Avengers star was raced to the hospital and underwent multiple surgeries after a near fatal snow plow accident near his Reno, Nevada home on New Year's Day. While clearing snow from a driveway, he was accidentally pulled under and ran over by the plow. It's been a long healing process, but the actor is staying positive and focused on his recovery. In a brief Instagram Story, Renner shared a clip of him sitting and pedaling one leg on a stationary bike at home with the assistance of a tool. He wrote: "Whatever it Takes."

Freak Accident

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Snow plows are essential in clearing the roads after a storm, but accidents can happen and oftentimes involve another motor vehicle. However, Renner's case was different. During a press conference about the incident two days after it happened, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said the 52-year-old was run over by the 14,000-pound machine after it started to roll away and he wasn't in the driver's seat. He was injured when he tried to get back into the snowcat. Authorities investigating the accident did not believe Renner was intoxicated and said it was "a tragic accident." "He was being a great neighbor and he was plowing those roads for his neighbor," Balaam said. The Mayor of Kingston star was airlifted to a hospital where he had emergency surgery for "blunt chest trauma." 

Family Members Were With Renner at the Time of the Accident

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The accident occurred when Renner was clearing snow from a driveway so family visiting him could leave and were with him during the time of the accident. A 911 call was received at 8:55am PT reporting the crash on Mount Rose Highway, Sheriff Darin Balaam shared during the press conference that took place a couple days after the accident. It wasn't snowing at the time, but Balaam said Mount Rose Highway was closed due to "severe winter weather" and shared how the snow hadn't been removed yet. "He added that about 13 to 20 abandoned cars were also on the highway that were difficult to maneuver around", CNN reported. First responders were already on the scene when the sheriff's department arrived around 9:30 am. 

Renner Has Been Open About His Condition


Renner has openly discussed his condition on social media and has expressed gratitude for his family and fans. In an Instagram post on Jan. 21, he shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed having physical therapy done and wrote  "Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new years …. Spawned from tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused into uniting actionable love. I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I …. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens. Love and blessings to you all."

There's Been an Outpouring of Support

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When news broke about the actor's accident, support from friends and fans poured in. His family released a statement shortly after thanking the first responders, hospital staff, and everyone for their concern. "Jeremy's family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families," a statement from his spokesperson read. "They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."

How Co-Star Evangeline Lilly Has Shown Her Support


Evangeline Lilly stopped by to see her Hurt Locker and Marvel co-star earlier this month, and told Access Hollywood, "He has recovered like a mofo." She shared, "I walked in his house and got chicken skin, 'cause I was like, 'Why are you mobile? Why are you mobile? What's happening?" The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star, 43, added she expected to "hold his hand" by his bedside as he "moaned and groaned in pain," but that wasn't the case. She found him "wheeling himself around, laughing with his friends."Lily said, "It's a miracle, a straight-up miracle. He's made of something really tough, that guy. You've always been able to see that in him. He is recovering incredibly, and I'm so grateful."

Heather Newgen
Heather Newgen has two decades of experience reporting and writing about health, fitness, entertainment and travel. Heather currently freelances for several publications. Read more
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