Injury Update: The very latest on the fitness of Joe Launchbury

Joe Launchbury is losing his battle to play in England’s second Test against South Africa after missing training once again on Tuesday.

The Wasps captain has been unable to practise with the squad since suffering a calf problem 11 days ago, an injury that prevented him from participating in last Saturday’s 42-39 defeat at Ellis Park.

“Joe was at training this morning (Tuesday) but was training on his own. He was movingly reasonably well so we’ll see where he is later in the week,” scrum coach Neal Hatley said.

“We’ll see if he’s able to train tomorrow. We need to see how he feels after seeing the physios.”

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