Avengers actor Jeremy Renner in critical condition after surgery

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Avengers actor Jeremy Renner is in critical condition after undergoing a surgery following an accident while clearing snow outside of his home using a snow plough.

According to BBC News, Renner suffered a blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries, and is still in intensive care, his publicist Samantha Mast said in a statement to US media on Monday night.

He was airlifted to the hospital on Sunday after the accident while clearing snow outside his home in Nevada.

“Jeremy’s family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him,” the statement added.

The family also thanked the local police and fire services, and said they were “tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”

The US had experienced a major snowstorm over the Christmas and New Year celebrations, with at least 60 people in eight states killed.

Renner is a two-time Oscar nominee and is best known for his role as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the Marvel’s Avengers series and in the spin-off television series Hawkeye.

He had shared updates previously on the amount of snow in his area, tweeting in December that “Lake Tahoe snowfall is no joke.”