Botha has been struggling with the problem and is the only doubt for the Pool D encounter in Wellington.
"At the moment 29 players in the squad are fine and only doubt for the weekend is Bakkies Botha who has got Achilles Tendinosis, which is a chronic problem which is being managed at the moment," said South Africa's communications manager Andy Colquhoun.
"Everybody else is rehabbing and is due for selection."
Should Botha, who has formed a fearsome second row partnership with Victor Matfield for the Springboks, be ruled out Danie Rossouw is likely to come into the starting XV.
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