Romelu Lukaku is injury free, and has not suffered ankle ligament damage, his medical reports have confirmed.
The Belgium international is currently on duty for his national team, but sat out Monday’s training session in order to have an MRI scan on his ankle, with fears arising suggesting possible ligament damage.
However, the results of the scan showed that Lukaku is perfectly fine, and he will still be an option for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Cyprus.
The Belgium FA offered no confirmation that he would be fit for either game though, and it remains unclear whether Roberto Martinez will take the risk and start him against Bosnia.
A statement from the Belgium FA read: “Romelu Lukaku underwent an MRI scan but no fracture or structural damage has been diagnosed. The next days he will follow an individual training program. It is however too early to state that he won’t be match fit for the Bosnia and/or Cyprus game.”
The news will come as a huge relief to his club, who are already sweating over the fitness of Phil Jones and Marouane Fellaini. Jones also underwent a scan, and England’s medical team deemed it best if he returned to Carrington to fully recover from a supposed ankle injury.
Fellaini, who is on duty for Belgium with Lukaku, also sat out the training session with his club team-mate. There has been no update on his fitness yet though, and United will hope to hear positive news ahead of a crucial month in their season, with a number of difficult fixtures away from home to come.
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