CHICAGO -- Bears safety Chris Harris started in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers despite a painful hip injury that forced the veteran to miss practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
Rookie safety Major Wright took the bulk of first team reps in practice, and could see significant playing time regardless of how Harris' hip holds up once the game is under way.
"You got to be smart, you definitely have to be smart about it," Harris said Friday. "If it happens to bother me to a significant extent, then absolutely, I'd come out of the game. I wouldn't play tough guy for my own gratification to say I played in the NFC Championship Game."
Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.