But it will be a further three weeks at least before a clearer picture emerges of the 30-year-old Coatbridge boxer's longer term prospects of being declared fit to fight again, according to his promoter, Eddie Hearn.
Burns sustained the injury during the second round of his World Boxing Organization title defence against Mexican Raymundo Beltran at the SECC on Saturday evening but somehow managed to last the distance despite suffering intense pain to snatch a draw and retain his title.
Hearn said: "I have spoken with Ricky and he has tweeted a picture of himself looking like the Elephant Man. He's in good spirits even though it's difficult to make out what he is saying.
"The next three weeks are critical. He will return to hospital after that time for further X-rays. But if his jaw doesn't set properly by then he would require another operation and that could obviously prove problematic.
"Everyone is hopeful that Ricky will fight again and I think it's likely he will, but I have spoken to various doctors and they say that his jaw has to set well and we won't really know that until he takes a pounding on it.
"While my gut feeling is that he will fight again, we just don't know how his jaw is going to shape up. I'm not saying that Ricky's the most gifted fighter of all time but he's one brave kid, as brave as any I've met.
"We're not talking about an ordinary hairline fracture. It's a complete break and it's one thing boxing with that sort of injury for a couple of rounds but to do so for 10 and take the left hooks that Beltran was landing is remarkable. The adrenaline would have helped keep Ricky going during the fight, but the pain he was in afterwards must have been horrific.
"Beltran told me he knew that Ricky was injured and every time he put his head against his chin he could hear him almost squealing.
Hearn has also had a change of heart concerning a possible rematch adding: "Ricky wants it and we will certainly try for one, provided Ricky fights again, but he won't box this side of the Christmas."