The actor Jeremy Renner has returned home from hospital, as he recovers from an accident involving a snowplow that left him seriously injured.
Renner, 52, updated fans by commenting on a tweet posted by the account of his Paramount+ TV show, Mayor of Kingstown. He wrote: “Outside my brain fog in recovery, I was very excited to watch episode 2.01 with my family at home.”
Renner was hospitalized on New Year’s Day after he was crushed by a snowplow while trying to clear a driveway near his Nevada home. He suffered blunt chest trauma and required two surgeries, according to a statement by his publicist.
The statement said: “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. They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
On 3 January, Renner posted an update on social media. The Instagram post, by the actor best known for playing a Marvel superhero, Hawkeye, said he was “too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
The same day, the Washoe county sheriff, Darin Balaam, told reporters his officers responded to a 911 call about a man crushed beneath his Sno-Cat, a 14,000lb machine designed to move snow.
The Sno-Cat Renner was driving began to roll when he was not in the vehicle. He was injured after trying to get back into the driver’s seat.
Balaam said weather-related road closures delayed response times. Renner was rushed to a Reno hospital via an air ambulance. The Sno-Cat was impounded.
Other Avengers actors, including Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo, were among those who sent well-wishes to their costar.