Jeremy Renner has undergone surgery after suffering blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries sustained in an accident on Sunday, and remains in a critical but stable condition, the actor’s publicist has confirmed.
The 51-year-old actor was seriously injured while driving a snow plow near his home in Reno, Nevada, on New Year’s Day, and was airlifted to hospital.
The Avengers star underwent surgery for his injuries on Monday and remains in intensive care, his publicist said on Monday night.
“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,” his publicist said in a statement. “They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
TMZ reported eyewitness accounts from Renner’s neighbours, who said the actor was plowing a road on Sunday morning so his family could get out after a snowstorm. One neighbour said that, despite its safety features, the Sno-Cat plow ran over one of Renner’s legs.
He reportedly lost a lot of blood from the injury and another neighbour, who is a doctor, put a tourniquet on his leg until paramedics arrived.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s office said in a statement it “responded to a traumatic injury in the area of Mt Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada” on Sunday morning at 9am. It said Renner was the only involved party in the incident, which was being investigated.
Renner’s snow plow was towed away on Sunday night, several hours after the accident.
The actor has owned a ranch in Washoe county for years. Northern Nevada was hit by a winter storm on New Year’s Eve that saw 35,000 homes lose power. Much of the US has been hit by the “blizzard of the century” over the past week, and at least 60 people have died countrywide.
Over the weekend, officials warned those who had travel plans through the Sierra Nevada mountains to be prepared for icy roads and winter driving conditions.
Known for playing the superhero Hawkeye in Marvel films and television, and for his Academy Award-nominated performance in The Hurt Locker, Renner is next set to appear in the second season of Mayor of Kingstown, a Paramount+ crime drama, which is due to begin airing in two weeks.