Jeremy Renner broke over 30 bones in snow plough accident

As a result of being accidently run over by a snow plough on New Year’s Day, Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner has revealed that he shattered more than 30 bones in his body.

According to reports, while giving an update on his recovery, the Avengers actor said his “morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new years”, and shared a photo lying in a hospital bed.

Renner suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries while clearing snow outside his home in Nevada.

He was listed as critical for days.

The actor, who turned 52 a week after the incident, is most recognized for his role as the Marvel franchise’s bow-and-arrow-wielding Clint Barton/Hawkeye.

On Instagram, he said the incident had been a “tragedy for my entire family” but had transformed into “uniting actionable love”.

“These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens,” he wrote, thanking everyone for their “messages and thoughtfulness”.

The accident happened after a New Year storm hit the US, killing dozens of people and dumping heavy snowfall across several states.

Renner used his own snow plough to rescue a family member who was driving his car, but had got stuck in the snow near his house.

Renner successfully towed the car free, but when he got out, the plough began to move while empty, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said at the time.

Renner was trying to get back into the driver’s seat to stop it moving, when the “extremely large” piece of equipment ran him over, Mr Balaam said.

Days later, Renner posted a photo of his heavily bruised face, saying he was “too messed up now to type”, but thanking supporters for their “kind words”.


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