‘Pain is progress’: Jeremy Renner takes first jog since near-fatal accident

Jeremy Renner has shared a video showing his first jog on an anti-gravity treadmill, just months after he was almost killed by a snow plough.

The Marvel actor posted a short clip of him running on the machine in his living room, with the motivational caption: “First attempt at a very light jog with weight assisted lift for the broken tibia.

“Pain is progress for me”.

Wearing a red T-shirt and grey cap, the 52-year-old Oscar nominee can be seen running at a moderate pace while chatting to a friend who is filming.

He said: “It’s a new activity that I’m not used to. Walking and jogging [use] very different muscle groups…”

The actor also joked – “thank goodness for the titanium” – referring to the metal plates and screws used to reconstruct his body after his severe injuries.

The Hollywood star spent two weeks in intensive care after breaking more than 30 bones in a near-fatal snow plough accident on New Year’s Day.

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He was reportedly using his own PistenBully snow plough to help move his nephew’s stuck car from his driveway near Reno, Nevada.

But when the six-tonne plough began to slide down a hill, Renner leapt out of his cab before being dragged underneath the vehicle.

He suffered injuries to his “torso, face, extremities and head”, according to the local Washoe County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities said the vehicle may have had mechanical issues.

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Renner returned home from hospital to continue his recovery last month and has been regularly sharing updates of his progress on social media.

A log of a 911 emergency call described the actor as being “completely crushed” by the machine, as the right side of his chest collapsed, and his upper torso was crushed.

Last month his four-episode construction show, Rennervations, premiered on Disney+, and earlier this week he shared a photo of himself, starting work on a new project at his “Rennervations Garage,” potentially signalling that the docu-series has been renewed for a second season.