While Jeremy Renner continues to recover from his near-fatal snowplow accident in January, he posted to Instagram showing he’s still putting in the work.
The last time the public saw Renner, when he promoted his new Disney+ series Rennervations, he needed a cane to walk around, consequence of the more than 30 bones he broke in the accident.
However, the new video shows the Marvel movie star and two-time Oscar nominee doing squats, jogging in place, and hopping from foot to foot as he hangs onto a cable machine handle anchored to a treadmill.
“I’ve decided to push through the pain of progress(this damn shattered tibia) and take the new parts for a tiny test drive,” Renner captioned the post.
“The body is miraculous…. Even though I feel like the Tin Man, needing oil for all my new joints (hips, knees, ankles, tibia etc ) . Encouraged after this warm up to press on ( don’t tell my PT),” he says, referring to his physical therapist.
Renner’s updates got love — and hundreds of thousands of likes — from fans online, and more than a few famous friends, including Ryan Reynolds, who trumpeted, “That’s the stuff!” along with a heart emoji.
Renner’s Avengers series co-star Josh Brolin celebrated with a series of “party horn” emojis, and Rachael Leigh Cook commented, “!!! Making the case for miracles here…”
The “new parts” comment, incidentally, is reminiscent of a scene in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye undergoes advanced surgery to repair a battlefield injury. “I’m gonna live forever. I’ll be made of plastic,” he says sarcastically.
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