A snowplow accident that almost killed Jeremy Renner happened ten months ago. Less than a year after being released from the hospital, the actor has miraculously recovered and can walk. This is undoubtedly due to the consistent physical therapy he has received. Renner discussed his recuperation in a recent Instagram post, revealing that throughout the previous ten months, he had attempted “every type of therapy.”
At the beginning of January, Renner was hospitalized for orthopedic injuries and traumatic chest damage after being run over by his enormous snow plow, known as the Sno-Cat, which weighs at least 14,330 pounds. The actor was crushed by the Sno-Cat while attempting to rescue his nephew from the snow close to his Lake Tahoe home. Among his injuries were eight broken ribs in fourteen locations, fractures to his right knee and ankle, a broken tibia on his left leg, a broken right collarbone, a damaged right shoulder, and others.
Renner posted to Instagram. “I have been exploring EVERY type of therapy since Jan 14th. Everyday, countless hours of physical therapy, peptide injections, IV drips and pushes, stem cell and exosomes, red light / IR therapy, hyperbaric chamber 2.0 atmospheres, cold plunge, and the list goes on and on.” Renner continued, “But My greatest therapy has been my mind and the will to be here and push to recover and be better. Be exceptional…I feel it’s my duty to do so. Not to squander my life being spared, but to give back to my family, friends, and all of you whom have empowered me to endure. I thank you all.”
In the months following his injury, Renner used social media often to update followers on his rehabilitation and intensive physical therapy regimen. He released videos of himself working out and strengthening his legs. By the time his Disney+ series “Rennervations” debuted in April, Renner had gained the ability to traverse the red carpet with a cane.
“I was really adamant about them not pushing [the world premiere] while there was momentum with the brass at Disney, with us, with the timing of it in all of our lives. It just felt right,” Renner commented on Variety at the time. “I look a little beat up right now, but I promise you this show is what’s propelling me to get better and makes me want to get better every day. I set out a goal to be walking this carpet. And here I am enjoying it. Otherwise it would have gone to an abyss with no date and lost traction and excitement and I would have been very, very, very frustrated. I’m very excited right now because we’re here.”