England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney remains a doubt for the European Championship qualifier against Estonia after missing a second day of training at the team's St George's Park base. The country's record goalscorer missed the first day of training and was absent from the session on Wednesday (7 October) after picking up a knock during the 3-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal.
Liverpool forward Danny Ings, who has been called up to the senior squad for the first time for the matches against Estonia and Lithuania, and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey were also absent for a second straight day with unconfirmed injuries. Everton youngster Tom Davies, who has been included in the England Under-17 squad, was invited to join the session in their absence.
The news regarding the trio follows the withdrawal of Everton defender John Stones from the squad, which was confirmed on 6 October. The 21-year-old has not played since the Capital One Cup win over Reading in September due to a knee injury.
Tottenham Hotspur duo Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend have been called up as replacements, due to the loss of Stones and the concerns over Rooney, Ings and Shelvey. The trio will be monitored over the coming days before their fitness is determined.
Should Rooney have to withdraw from the England squad for the international double-header, he would become the second United player to be struck down by injury. Argentina defender Marcos Rojo has already been forced to pull out due to a hamstring problems suffered against Southampton in September.
Sixteen players from United have been called for international duty. Rooney is joined in the England squad by Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as the country look to maintain their 100% record in the group phase.