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Belgium provide update on Romelu Lukaku's ankle injury

Belgium provide update on Romelu Lukaku's ankle injury

Belgium provide update on Romelu Lukakus ankle injury

Lukaku has not suffered a serious ankle injury - Belgium

Belgium have confirmed that Romelu Lukaku has not suffered any fracture or structural damage to his ankle following an MRI scan conducted on Monday evening.

The 24-year-old striker has been in fine touch for Manchester United this term, scoring 11 goals in just 10 outings across all competitions.

Initially, it was suggested that Lukaku had reported to international duty with an ankle injury which could keep him out for a considerable period of time.

However, the Belgian Football Association have dismissed the claims after further scans revealed no sign of a ligament damage.

"Romelu Lukaku underwent an MRI scan but no fracture or structural damage has been diagnosed," read a statement on the team's official Twitter account.

"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." 

Belgium were the first European side to have qualified for the World Cup finals in Russia next year, and there is not much of a rush to play Lukaku from the starting lineup.

Nevertheless, there is still much at stake for the other nations, who are vying for the playoff spot in the qualifying group. Belgium take on Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday before facing off against Cyprus in the final game four days later.