Jeremy Renner shared a photo from his physical therapy session after nearly being crushed by a 14,000-pound snowplow.
Renner, 52, was pictured with his hands folded over his abdomen and his head tilted against the cushions of his hospital bed as a physiotherapist bends his knee.
The star’s bed was next to floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the Marvel actor a beautiful view to enjoy as he continues to recover.
Renner was hit by a snowplow on January 1 while helping a family member’s car out of the snow. He was airlifted to the hospital from his mansion near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Jeremy Renner shared a photo of his physical therapy session from his hospital bed at his home in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
He was released from hospital earlier this week and friends and family said it could take up to two years for the actor’s injuries to fully heal.
On Saturday, the actor continued to hope that the “30 plus broken bones will heal, grow stronger, just as the love and bond with family and friends deepens.”
Despite Renner now learning a different definition of “morning workouts,” he said the “tragedy … quickly focused on reconciling useful love.”
“I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and attentions to my family and me… Much love and appreciation to all of you,” he told his fans.
Several celebrities sent Renner well wishes, including Chris Hemsworth and Heidi Klum.
Hemsworth, who worked with Renner in the Avenger’s movies, wrote, “You’re a champion buddy! We love you.’
Klum wrote, “Sending you love.”
Actress Eiza Gonzalez wrote, “You got this J,” while singer Sam Feldt wrote, “Sending much love mate.”
The actor was run over by a snowplow on January 1 while helping a family member’s car out of the snow
The Marvel actor’s injuries can take up to two years to fully heal
Renner’s physical therapy is just the beginning of his ongoing healing process. Renner’s representatives said he suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and was in a critical but stable condition after surgery.
His friends said his injuries were much worse than feared and that he “nearly bled to death” and “nearly died” while waiting for help.
“It’s much worse than anyone knows. Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died there,” a source told RadarOnline.
“The right side of Jeremy’s chest was shattered and his upper body collapsed. He also had a severe head wound that was bleeding and a leg injury.
Several celebrities send him support, including his Avengers costar, Chris Hemsworth
“Jeremy was in a lot of pain and had trouble breathing,” a source told RadarOnline. “He knew he was in bad shape and he might not make it through this,” the source said at the time.
A 911 recording obtained by TMZ showed Renner screaming in pain after the incident.
In the audio fragment, the unknown neighbor can be heard telling Renner to “lay still” repeatedly while the operator asks him questions.
“I need the emergency address,” you hear the female operator say to the male caller.
The 52-year-old was airlifted to hospital after being ‘crushed’ and ‘near death’ while waiting for emergency services with friends and family reportedly saying he ‘nearly bled to death’
“Told you so,” the male caller says in frustration as Renner continues to moan in pain in the background.
“I know, I just need to verify, what is the phone number you are calling from,” said the female operator.
“Immediately someone was run over by a snow cat, hurry up,” you hear him say.
“Okay, what’s the phone you’re calling from, in case you get disconnected,” she says.
“Tell me exactly what happened,” you hear her say. The neighbor replied, “I don’t know, someone is standing in front of my house and he was run over by a snow cat. He’s crushed.’
‘Call ambulance, ambulance,’ he said, interrupted by the operator who heard say ‘everyone is on their way’.
He was released from hospital earlier this week and has more than 30 broken bones
A pause in the phone call gives way to Renner’s gurgling moans.
“I don’t know, I can’t tell,” says the neighbor before explaining that Renner was crushed on his right chest, upper body, adding that his “ribs may have been crushed.”
He also has a head injury. Can you give me an ETA?’ he is heard saying in the recorded emergency number.
“It’s hard to give an ETA just because the snow on the mountain I don’t know how fast they can go,” the female operator said as the neighbor explained his breath getting shorter and shorter.
After returning home, he encouraged fellow Reno and Lake Tahoe residents to take care, saying he missed his “happy place”
‘How is he doing?’ she is heard asking. “Shallow breath, a lot of pain, he is conscious that we put him in blankets, his head is covered, he will float away.”
“Is he starting to fall asleep a little?” she asks, to which the neighbor replies, “Yes.”
The audio makes it clear that the 52-year-old needed life-saving equipment and had been screaming in pain for more than 15 minutes.
Renner was later airlifted to hospital from a private road covered in thick snow.
Images show how the emergency helicopter takes off from the winter landscape and disappears behind snowy mountain peaks.