Jonny MAY accepts that breaking his nose for a second game in succession when England play Scotland tomorrow is a strong possibility.
May will take his place on the left wing of an unchanged starting XV after being given the all-clear to play at Murrayfield despite incurring a undisplaced fracture to his nose against France.
The Gloucester rookie lasted only eight minutes of the 26-24 RBS Six Nations defeat in Paris after colliding with the knee of team-mate Mike Brown.
Withdrawn from the Stade de France as a precautionary measure, a specialist subsequently cleared him for the trip to Edinburgh, where he is expecting a recurring problem to strike once again.
“I’ve broken my nose in the past and I’ve had a few knocks on it recently. It was waiting to go almost,” May said. “I will probably get a smack on the nose early in the Scotland game, but it’s sore most of the time anyway. It gets hit in most games! If that happens it might bleed, in which case I’ll go off and get it treated and go straight back on if I can.”