England winger Johnny May is set to miss the second test against Australia on Saturday as he recovers from Covid.
And the 32-year-old tested positive in June before the first test, which was England lost 30-28.
She has spent seven days in isolation and has not yet resumed full training.
“It’s going to be a gradual return to full training for him,” said defense coach Anthony Siebold. “He’s back on his feet but he hasn’t joined the squad.”
May’s absence likely poses an additional selection challenge for coach Eddie Jones, who has already missed him Tom Carrey The winger withdrew from the team due to a concussion on Monday.
Curry, who plays for Sale Sharks, was substituted at halftime during the first competition last Saturday in Perth.
Australia has injury fears of its own in preparation for Saturday’s game. Fly-half Quade Cooper sustained a calf injury in the warm-up before Saturday’s game, with linebacker Tom Banks breaking his arm during the competition and pushing Alan Alawatwa with a head injury.
Banks will not play a role in the rest of the tour and it has not been confirmed whether Cooper and Alaalatoa will continue in the series.
The second test will begin on Saturday 9 July at 10:55 GMT and the final is scheduled at the same time on 16 July.