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A ligament tare can heal provided there are no extraneous tissues between torn ends, otherwise healing takes place in 3-4 weeks, just like in bones. Mostly an open repair is advised.
Sprains also heal faster if rest is given to part, say a week or ten days.
Too swollen for X ray is a bullshit statement. X rays penetrate soft tissues and are stopped only by bone. Hence an image in black and white(bone). Please rest the part in a cast or splint and use paracetamol every 4-5 hours till healing takes place or operation done.