Report: Bears’ Harris vows to play
Chicago Bears starting free safety Chris Harris vowed Friday that he would be able to play Sunday despite a hip injury, as the team looks to advance to the Super Bowl.
"If I couldn’t have gone today, I think I still would have been fine for Sunday,” Harris told the Chicago Tribune after practicing Friday.
Harris injured his hip during last Sunday’s 35-24 victory over Seattle, and missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. He returned to the practice field Friday and was reportedly moving without a limp.
Harris, however, said he would not stay in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the archrival Packers unless he feels he can help the team.
"I’ve got to be smart about it,” Harris said. "I wouldn’t try to play tough guy for my own gratification to say I played in the NFC Championship game.”
If the six-year veteran cannot play, he would be replaced by rookie Major Wright, with Danieal Manning starting at strong safety.