Jeremy Renner is still in intensive care after surgery following the accident

Marvel actor Jeremy Renner “suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” in an accident near his home, and remains in intensive care after surgery in a “critical but stable condition,” his publicist said.

The 51-year-old was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after the incident, which US media said occurred while he was shoveling snow.

In a statement given to the PA news agency, his publicist said: “We can confirm that Jeremy suffered blunt force trauma to the chest and orthopedic injuries and underwent surgery today, January 2, 2023.

“He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in a critical but stable condition.

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Jeremy Renner starred in Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol opposite Tom Cruise (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

“Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the amazing doctors and nurses who care for him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, and the Carano and Murdock families.

“They are also immensely overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”

According to the AP, Renner was injured near the Mount Rose Highway, which connects Lake Tahoe and southern Reno, on the Nevada-California border.

The two-time Oscar nominee is known for his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He has also appeared in films such as The Hurt Locker, American Hustle and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

She also stars in the Paramount + series The Mayor Of Kingstown, with a second series due to premiere on the UK service on January 16.

The Washoe County Nevada Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that it was investigating the incident.

Dozens of people have died across the US in a snowstorm over the Christmas and New Year period.

An arctic gust brought strong winds and snow to Nevada on New Year’s Eve, leaving thousands without power.

Meanwhile, another low-pressure system, bringing large amounts of snow and ice, is set to become the last winter storm to hit the area in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service website.

Renner has repeatedly spoken out about the snow on his American ranch on social media.

In December, he tweeted a photo of what appeared to be his car trapped under several feet of snow, writing: “Snowfall in Lake Tahoe is no joke.”

Meanwhile, in an Instagram post titled Holiday, the actor shared a picture of his snowplow, captioning it: “Snow cat buried in snow at ranch.”

He also shared a video of his snowplow a week ago on his Instagram story, writing: “Who’s excited for the holidays” and another post that read: “I’m almost done with the kids slide.”

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