The defender picked up the problem during a training session but has recovered his fitness for this afternoon's match.
Nuremberg midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has also regained his full fitness after struggling of late with a knee problem. Like Carvajal, Kiyotake also took the knock in training.
Nuremberg: Schafer; Nilsson, Balitsch, Klose, Plattenhardt; Simons, Kiyotake, Mak, Frantz, Stark; Esswein
Bayer Leverkusen: Leno; Wollscheid, Boenisch, Carvajal, Toprak; Reinartz, Rolfes, Castro; Schurrle, Kiessling, Sam