Jeremy Renner Posts Graphic First Glimpse Of His Snow Plow Accident Recovery

"Hawkeye" actor Jeremy Renner suffered a "traumatic injury" as a result of a snow plow accident on January 1, per Deadline. Originally, local officials in Reno, Nevada — where Renner maintains a permanent residence — offered scarce details to the public, other than that Renner was transported to a hospital to receive care for his injuries. However, we now know the severity of Renner's accident. The Marvel star has since undergone two surgeries, and Renner is recovering following his snow plow accident that caused "blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries," per People

"We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2nd 2023," said Renner's team in a statement. "He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition." Renner's family also thanked his medical team and everyone involved in his care. "They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans," continued the statement.  

At this time, it's unknown how challenging Renner's recovery will be. However, "The Hurt Locker" star recently gave his supporters a graphic glimpse of his injuries from the hospital.

Jeremy Renner posts hospital selfie

On January 3, Jeremy Renner updated his fans about his condition via Instagram. Renner's facial injuries, which appear to include swelling, bruising, and possibly lacerations, are clear within the photo. He is also hooked up to an oxygen machine, and the edges of what appear to be medical gauze on his chest are also visible in the photo. 

Renner captioned the photo: "Thank you all for your kind words. I'm too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all." At this time, Renner's hospital selfie has received over two million likes and several thousand supportive comments — including a slew of his famous peers such as Vanessa Hudgens, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Penelope Cruz, and so many more. 

Given recent updates, the outpouring of love Renner's received isn't surprising. According to a source who spoke with TMZ, Renner was being a good Samaritan by attempting to clear snow from not only his driveway, but also his neighbor's at the time of his accident. We're wishing Renner a speedy recovery.

Nevada's Washoe County Sheriff's Office held a news conference

While Jeremy Renner didn't offer up any specific details regarding his harrowing snow plow accident in his candid Instagram post, mere moments after he shared the hospital room selfie, Nevada's Washoe County Sheriff's Office held a news conference to update citizens and the general public.

According to Washoe County Sherriff Darin Balam, the actor was using his Pistenbully [snowplow] or snowcat (weighing in at a whopping 14,330 pounds or more) to dislodge his personal vehicle that had become stuck near his home while being operated by another family member. "After successfully towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Mr. Renner got out of his PistenBully to speak to a family member. At this point, it is observed that the PistenBully started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver's seat of the PistenBully. Based on our investigation, it's at this point that Mr. Renner is run over by the PistenBully," the sheriff revealed. Sheriff Balam was also careful to note that they did not suspect any foul play or believe that Renner was impaired at the time of the incident. He was adamant that at this point in the investigation, they thought the incident to simply be the result of a tragic accident but that they were analyzing the Pistenbully as well for any possible mechanic failures or other factors that could have contributed to Renner's injuries.

Twitter is in shock over the details of Jeremy Renner's accident

As one can imagine, the details released by Nevada's Washoe County Sheriff's Office regarding Jeremy Renner's snow plow accident traveled fast, and many took to the Twittersphere to discuss. 

"I'm just computing the implications of owning and maintaining a PistenBully. That's next level 'helpful neighbour.' Wishing you a Speedy recovery Mr Renner," one Twitter user wrote. Meanwhile, another shared a stock photo of a snow grooming machine and tweeted, "This is a #Snowcat machine.. which reportedly is what ran over one of #JeremyRenner 's legs yesterday. I can't even imagine that pain. The entire MCU galaxy is thinking and praying for him though so hoping a sound recovery can occur." Still, another fan appeared to try and make lemonade out of lemons with a playful tweet that read, "Jeremy Renner got run over by a pistenbully and lived, he was meant to be a avenger lol."

Get well soon, Renner! We are all rooting for you!