Renner says broke more than 30 bones in snow clearing accident


Actor Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Avengers movies and was injured clearing snow, said on Saturday that he had broken more than 30 bones in the accident. Renner, 51, was hospitalised after being run over by a snow plow that was being used to dig out a car on his property in northern Nevada.

“I want to thank everyone for their messages and thoughtfulness. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30-plus broken bones will mend,” he said on Twitter. The post was accompanied by a photo that appeared to show Renner on a bed undergoing physical therapy.

Renner suffered severe injuries near his Nevada home while attempting to halt the PistenBully machine, which had begun rolling forward after he used it to help free a stranded family member’s vehicle from heavy snow.

“In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr Renner attempted to get back into the driver’s seat,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam told a press conference. “Based on our investigation, it was at this point that Mr Renner was run over by that PistenBully.” 

Renner, who was taken by helicopter to nearby Reno, posted a selfie previously from his hospital bed, showing heavy bruising on his face. “Thank you all for your kind words. I’m too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all,” wrote Renner on Instagram.

Renner was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his work in the 2008 film The Hurt Locker, which won the Oscar for best picture. He received a supporting actor nomination for his work in The Town in 2010. He has also starred in Marvel movies as well two Mission: Impossible films, Arrival, and American Hustle.

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