England boss Brian Ashton has moved to allay fears about former captain Martin Corry's fitness for the RBS 6 Nations appointment with Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.
While full-back Iain Balshaw will need to show no ill-effects from a groin problem in training on Wednesday - otherwise his Gloucester Olly Morgan stands by for a second successive 6 Nations start - Corry is on a course of antibiotics.
Ashton said: 'Martin has got an infection in his arm, and he is on a course of antibiotics. We are not concerned at this stage.'
Balshaw missed the 42-20 victory over Scotland that launched England's tournament in thrilling fashion after being injured during training three days before the game, and D-day now looms.
'Iain ran in a straight line about 80% yesterday, and he was able to run in a weaving line today. Tomorrow, he is due to train with the team,' added Ashton.
'All the signs are he is going to be fine to take a full part in training tomorrow. He's got to come through that, and if he doesn't, we will put Olly Morgan back in.
'It wasn't the easiest decision (recalling Balshaw). When you bring a young player in at very short notice for his first cap and then he has a half-decent game, it is always a difficult conversation to turn around and say 'thanks very much, the other guy is fit again.
'But Iain Balshaw was the guy we selected on form for the first game, and if he's back and fit again this week, then it is a natural selection to put him back in there again.'
While England now switch attention to an Italian side reeling from a 39-3 home defeat against France last weekend, excitement has hardly subsided following fly-half Jonny Wilkinson's record-breaking Calcutta Cup display.
His 27-point haul in a first England appearance since the 2003 World Cup final underlined the Newcastle star's astounding ability to perform when pressure is at its most intense.