The centre-back climbs off his sick bed to feature for the Rossoneri, who start youngster Mattia De Sciglio at full-back amidst a huge injury crisis
The Italian champions have been hit especially hard in defence, with Philippe Mexes, Ignazio Abate, Luca Antonini, Djamel Mesbah and Thiago Silva all injured, while Daniele Bonera is suspended.
Midfielders Massimo Ambrosini and Alberto Aquilani are also banned, with Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alexandre Pato, Mark van Bommel and Filippo Inzaghi all carrying injuries.
Clarence Seedorf will line up as trequartista, with Gennaro Gattuso returning to the starting line-up in the centre of midfield.
For the Flying Donkeys, Milan-owned loanee Alberto Paloschi starts up front alongside club captain Sergio Pellissier.
The clash at the Bentegodi kicks off at 20.45CET.
Chievo (4-3-1-2): Sorrentino; Sardo, Dainelli, Acerbi, Frey; Sammarco, Rigoni, Bradley; Thereau; Paloschi, Pellissier.
Milan (4-3-1-2): Abbiati; De Sciglio, Nesta, Yepes, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Muntari, Nocerino; Seedorf; Ibrahimovic, Robinho.