Jeremy Renner will need multiple surgeries for ‘extensive’ injuries after snow plow accident
( NYPost )
Actor Jeremy Renner will have to undergo multiple surgeries for the “extensive” injuries he suffered when his snowplow ran over one of his legs at his Nevada home on Sunday.
The injury to the 51-year-old Marvel star will require two surgeries to repair, CNN reported Monday. It’s unclear if both procedures had been completed by Monday evening, but the actor is said to be in stable condition.
Surgery will be the first step in a long road to recovery after Renner lost a significant amount of blood in the New Year’s Day accident near his Mt. Rose-Ski terrace home.
The “Hawkeye” star was using his Kässbohrer PistenBully snow plow to clear a path out of his five-bedroom home after the area had been slammed by a massive snowstorm.
A safety feature on the heavy-duty machinery apparently failed and the massive plow rolled over his leg.
A spokesperson for Renner had said he was injured in Nevada “after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow.”
The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was airlifted to a hospital near Reno just before 10 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor applied a tourniquet to his crushed leg to stop the bleeding.
His spokesperson said Sunday that Renner was “receiving excellent care” in the hospital with his family at his side.
The actor, also known for his starring role in the Paramount+ series “Mayor of Kingstown,” has shared numerous videos of himself using the Kässbohrer PistenBully plow to clear out snow surrounding his home near the ski resort.
The area and much of northern Nevada was blasted with a winter storm on New Year’s Eve that left 35,000 homes without power.
“I have so much respect for Mother Earth, and Mother Nature,” Renner previously posted in an Instagram video as serious weather conditions loomed. “I expect to lose the fight but I’ll always give it my best shot.”
Renner was the only person injured in the accident, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.