Actor Jeremy Renner was involved in a horrific accident on New Year’s Eve when he tried to save his nephew when he was crushed by snow at his Nevada home. The actor recently said in an interview that he believed that his injuries were so severe that he might not survive. Now, a doctor treating the ‘Hockey’ star has opened up about his injuries and said the actor has come a long way on the road to recovery.
Chiropractic sports doctor Dr Christopher Vincent spoke CNN It turned out that a major nerve or a vital organ was millimeters away from being hit by the machine. “As unfortunate as he was to have such a tragic injury, he was very fortunate to be where the injuries were,” he said.
He also told the outlet, “He’s pushing it and is determined not only to actually recover, but to come back stronger and better than before.”
Mr Renner may need rehabilitation for the rest of his life, but doctors believe the Oscar-nominated star of Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ films is willing to overcome injuries and bruises.
Recently, in an interview with Good Morning America, the actor discussed what happened after running through seven tons of snow. “If I had been alone, it would have been a horrible way to die. Of course I would have. Of course,” he said in the clip.
“But I’m not alone. That’s my nephew. Sweet Alex,” he continued with tears in his eyes.
Mr Renner was rushed to hospital, but when he got there, he wasn’t sure if he would make it. “So I’m writing notes on my phone (that are) my last words to my family,” he said, sitting in a wheelchair.
‘The Hurt Locker’ star also said she would “do it all over again” because despite everything, she saved her nephew. The accident left him with more than 30 broken bones, however, the actor said, “I chose to survive. It’s not going to kill me. No way.”