Jeremy Renner quotes The Avengers in snowplow accident recovery post
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Jeremy Renner is keeping fans up to date on his recovery progress after he was injured in a horrific snowplow accident on New Year's Day.
The Hawkeye actor had to be airlifted to hospital after he was hit by his own vehicle outside his Lake Tahoe home in January, leaving him with blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries.
Jeremy, who turned 52 while in the ICU, is now in physical therapy to get his body back on track after the traumatic incident - and it looks like he's using some Avengers inspiration to keep him going.
Taking to his Instagram Story, Jeremy filmed himself riding an exercise bike, accompanied by the caption: 'Whatever it takes.'
Marvel super fans will recognise that line as a quote from the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame.
Right before the Avengers had to risk their lives to go back in time to collect Infinity Stones, Captain America - aka Steve Rodgers - gives his team a little pep talk.
"This is the fight of our lives," he tells them. "We are going to win. Whatever it takes."
In real life, MCU star Jeremy is in a different fight for his life, but is just as inspired by Steve Rodgers' words of wisdom to get him through it.
I'm not crying, you're crying!
Once an Avenger, always an Avenger, it would seem.
Especially when you remember that Jeremy's snowplow crash occurred because the actor was being a hero and trying to save his nephew.
New details released by Washoe County Sheriff's Office found that Jeremy had been trying to free his adult nephew's truck from the snow at the time of the accident.
But the parking brake wasn't engaged as the snow-removal tractor started to slide.
The report, seen by CNN, found: "The PistenBully snow groomer began sliding causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake.
"Although the PistenBully had some mechanical issues, it is believed based on our mechanical inspection that the parking brake would keep the Pistenbully from moving forward.
"When Renner attempted to stop or divert the Pistenbully to avoid injury to (his nephew), he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and run over."
When Jeremy was finally released from hospital, he updated fans to tell them he had broken at least 30 bones in the accident.
"Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new years…" he wrote in a post on January 21.
"Spawned from tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused into uniting actionable love.
"I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I ….
"Much love and appreciation to you all.
"These 30 plus broken bones will mend , grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens.
"Love and blessings to you all."
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