Jeremy Renner in intensive care after surgery

Chantal Da Silva
Jeremy Renner attends the "Hawkeye" Special Screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 22, 2021 in New York City.
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Jeremy Renner was in intensive care Monday after undergoing surgery, his representative said.

The actor, 51, was injured Sunday while plowing snow near Reno, Nevada, and air-flighted to a nearby hospital, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office said Sunday evening, confirming an earlier statement by Renner's representative.

On Monday, the actor's spokesperson said that Renner had "suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries" that required surgery.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office said it responded to a report of a traumatic injury in the area of Mount Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada, at around 9 a.m. local time (12 p.m. ET) Sunday.

It said Renner was the only person injured.

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The office's Major Accident Investigation Team is looking into the incident, it said.

It was not clear exactly where he was hurt. Renner has a home in Nevada, according to The Associated Press.

In 2015, he posted a photo to Instagram of a snowcat vehicle, which is used in snowy conditions. It was not immediately clear whether the vehicle was involved in Sunday's incident.

Renner is well-known for his role as Hawkeye as part of Marvel's Avengers squad. He is also a two-time Oscar nominee for his performances in "The Hurt Locker" and "The Town."

Renner's representative said Monday that his family wanted to express their gratitude to his doctors and nurses, first responders, and others.

"They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans," the statement said.