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Jonny May is set to miss out on an England comeback in the second Test this Saturday and his participation in the whole series is in doubt after his recent Covid setback.
The veteran Gloucester wing was unavailable for last weekend's defeat against Australia, having only come out of isolation the day before the match in Perth.
It is understood that the virus has had a significant impact on his physical readiness to play and he is yet to resume full training with the rest of the Red Rose squad.
Jonny May is set to miss out on an England comeback in the second Test this Saturday
The veteran Gloucester wing was unavailable for last weekend's defeat due to Covid-19
Defence coach Anthony Seibold provided an update on May, saying: 'It was a long seven days for Jonny. He's been back on his feet today running, but he didn't join in with the team. It will be a graded return to full training.'
While May was confined to a hotel room last week, England tried to keep him involved as much as possible. Seibold added:
'He's in the positional group that I work with – the outside backs. One of the things we tried to do was include him while he was in isolation, so sending the team meetings, the backs unit meetings – so he could give his feedback to the players from afar.
'We've used him as a really experienced Test player. We have a really young group in the backs so he's been bit of a resource for those guys.'
Defence coach Anthony Seibold (R) says May is back