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Two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner, whose horrific snowplow accident — a result of a heroic effort to save his nephew on New Year’s Day — left him with over 30 broken bones, posted a video for the first time publicly showing him upright and walking.
According to a Nevada sheriff’s office incident report, the tragic incident began when Renner, 52, used his 14,000-pound PistenBully snowcat to pull his nephew’s truck out of his driveway. Once the truck was on the street, the snowplow began “sliding sideways,” and then “began to roll down the hill,” prompting Renner to jump out without setting the emergency brake. But then Renner realized the snowplow was headed toward his nephew. Renner tried to enter the snowplow’s cab but in order to do so he had to climb onto its moving track. He was “immediately pulled under the left side track,” the report added
“I now have to find OTHER things to occupy my time so my body can recover from my will. #minduful #intended #recovery,” Renner wrote on his Twitter post, which showed him walking while telling an older man, “It’s like having a cane, using this kind of weight.”
“That’s seriously cool,” the older man responds. “And you’re totally doing the walking motion.”
“Correct. Exactly, with only 40% of my weight,” Renner explains.
— Jeremy Renner (@JeremyRenner) March 26, 2023
“His ability to do stunts is, firstly, not going to return to him for many months and, secondly, he might not be quite as agile as he was previously, even if his physical exercise tolerance improves back to normal,” intensive care doctor Ron Daniels told The Daily Mail in February.
“We tend to say to people who’ve survived severe injury in intensive care that you’ll be back to 90 percent of your normal self within about 12 to 18 months after you leave hospital,” Daniels continued. “He will suffer psychologically as well as physically and require support and rehabilitation for a period of many months after his injury to recover his full function. Almost certainly, he will have a degree of pain and stiffness in the broken limbs, and chest wall stiffness following the chest trauma.”
New York physiotherapist Dr. Karena Wu added, “With so many systems and bones, muscles and tissues involved, Mr. Renner will probably be doing physical therapy at a minimum of three times a week to up to five times a week for at least several months to up towards a year.”