Kevin-Prince Boateng and Christian Abbiati are back in the Milan squad to face Chievo, but Daniele Bonera and Nicola Legrottaglie are out.
The Ghanaian international has been out of action for several weeks with a recurring groin problem and is an important boost for the Serie A leaders.
His services are needed considering Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Ambrosini, Marek Jankulovski and Gianluca Zambrotta are absent.
Bonera is not called up due to a strained toe, joining Legrottaglie, Flavio Roma, Pippo Inzaghi, Didac Vila and Rodney Strasser on the treatment table.
Goalkeeper Abbiati returns for his first match since suffering concussion in Tuesday's Champions League loss to Tottenham.
Milan squad: Abbiati, Amelia, Paleari, Abate, Antonini, Nesta, Oddo, Papastathopoulos, Thiago Silva, Yepes, Boateng, Emanuelson, Flamini, Gattuso, Merkel, Seedorf, Van Bommel, Cassano, Ibrahimovic, Pato, Robinho