Following his snowplough accident, Jeremy Renner‘s condition is worse than first thought, according to the actor’s friends.

A 14,330-pound snowplough ran over Renner as he assisted a family member whose car broke down close to his property near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

At the time, Renner’s agents said that he had undergone surgery and was in a critical but stable condition after suffering blunt chest damage and orthopaedic injuries.

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Renner’s friends now claim that Renner’s wounds are significantly more serious than initially thought and that he “almost bled out” and “almost died” while waiting for help.

“It’s much worse than anyone knows. Jeremy is very aware of the fact that he almost died out there, the right side of Jeremy’s chest was crushed, and his upper torso had collapsed. He also had a bad head wound that was bleeding and a leg injury,” as per Radar Online.

According to reports, the actor is aware of the severity of his wounds, and he still has a long recovery ahead of him. According to friends, it might take him up to two years to get back into fighting shape.

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A source informed RadarOnline that Jeremy “was in a lot of discomfort and was having trouble breathing.” He understood that his condition was dire and that he might not survive this.

‘Word is the damage to Jeremy’s chest was so substantial it had to be reconstructed in surgery, so far, he’s had two surgeries and he will likely require more in the weeks ahead on his leg. Doctors tend to space out operations to allow time for the body’s natural healing process to kick in, and that’s the case here,’ the source added.

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At around 10am on New Years Day, the Mayor of Kingstown actor was trying to pull a car stranded in the snow when he was “totally crushed” by a seven-ton snow plough at his cabin in Lake Tahoe. Renner was then taken to a medical facility and was taken care of. On January 2, he had surgery, and since then, he has been in the intensive care unit.