Prithvi Shaw was injured during India's practice match ahead of the Adelaide Test.
India coach Ravi Shastri had earlier said Prithvi Shaw is a more likely return for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. "It was heart-breaking to see him go down. But the good thing is he's recovering quickly. He's already started walking. Hopefully if we can get him to run a bit by the weekend, that's really good signs," Shastri was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
"With youth on his side there might just be a case where he might recover quicker," he added.
Shaw made a dreamlike debut after he scored a century against the Windies at home.
He landed awkwardly while fielding in a Sydney warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI. His left ankle was heavily strapped as he limped around the Adelaide Oval last week. But later he was spotted jogging around the sidelines, although still wearing a protective brace.
Shaw was set to open the batting alongside either KL Rahul or Murali Vijay in Adelaide. In his absence, those two were paired together.