Avengers star, Mark Ruffalo has asked fans to pray for co-star Jeremy Renner, following a devastating accident involving a snow plough which has left him in “critical condition.”
As we know, the U.S. is currently suffering from severe winter storms, affecting millions of people, and resulting in several deaths over the last few weeks.
Snow and ice have been prevalent in many states over the New Year’s weekend, and it is only expected to get worse over the next few days, with sixteen states currently under weather alerts.
And now, it has been reported that actor Jeremy Renner was severely injured as a result of the baltic conditions.
Renner is known best for his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he has also taken on some other impressive roles over the years.
Some of his most famous on-screen appearances are for The Hurt Locker (2008) and The Town (2010), in which he was nominated for an Academy Award. And we simply can’t forget about Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), American Hustle (2013) and Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (2015).
According to his publicist, Samantha Mast, Renner was attempting to clear the road outside his home in Nevada following a snowstorm, when he suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries involving the snow plough he was using.
According to a news release, emergency services responded to a “traumatic injury” call at 9 am on January 1. The statement read: “Upon arrival, Deputies coordinated with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and REMSA Health to arrange for medical transport of Mr. Jeremy Renner via care flight to a local area hospital.”
Following the incident, TMZ reported that neighbors rushed to the scene to help the 51-year-old, whose leg was allegedly run over by the Snowcat he was using.
Thankfully, one of his neighbors is a doctor and managed to fashion a tourniquet around Renner’s leg to prevent him from losing any more blood while they waited for emergency services to arrive.
Renner was eventually airlifted to the hospital where he underwent surgery for his extensive injuries. His rep shared that while he is still in intensive care, he is currently in “stable condition.”
They added that “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.”
Since the news broke of his devastating injuries, thousands of concerned fans and co-stars have taken to social media to share their thoughts and prayers with the star and his family.
Filmmaker, James Gunn, who has worked alongside Renner in multiple marvel projects over the years, wrote on Twitter: “My heart is with @JeremyRenner.”
While a fan tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers they’re with you, Jeremy. I can’t tell you how scared I was after the news of your accident. I’m praying for you, I’m praying for a full recovery. I’m with you in spirit.”
Fellow co-star Mark Ruffalo has also spoken out following the incident, offering words of support for Renner.
He wrote on his Instagram Stories: “Prayers up for our brother on a full and speedy recovery. Please send healing goodness his way.”
We also wish him a speedy recovery!