Wesley Sneijder and Dejan Stankovic are among the Inter players who aren't in the squad to face CSKA Moscow.
The Nerazzurri have a Champions League test on Tuesday afternoon, kick-off 17.00 UK time.
Naturally, Diego Forlan is not in the squad because he is cup-tied, having played for Atletico Madrid in the Europa League preliminary round.
Sulley Ali Muntari has also been left off the UEFA list, so cannot take part.
Sneijder's thigh injury is proving to be worse than previously thought and it is feared the Dutchman could be out of action for up to a month.
Stankovic is still sidelined, while Joel Obi is included despite not being 100 per cent fit.
Inter need a result in Moscow after losing their Champions League opener 1-0 at home to Trabzonspor.
Inter squad: Julio Cesar, Castellazzi, Orlandoni; Lucio, Caldirola, Ranocchia, Samuel, Chivu, Faraoni, Jonathan, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Alvarez, Cambiasso, Obi, Coutinho, Crisetig, Romanò; Pazzini, Milito, Zarate