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Packers Vs. Bears: Chris Harris Active Despite Hip Injury For NFC Championship Game

Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris is active for today’s NFC Championship Game after missing practice with a hip injury, according to Adam Schefter. He won’t be 100 percent, as that whole “torn hip muscle” deal sounds pretty gruesome, but against Aaron Rodgers’ elite passing game the Bears are going to need their full complement of secondary defenders.

Harris received a painkilling injection Sunday morning. Bears TE Desmond Clark will also play, though his status wasn’t quite as in question as Harris’. The safety was held out of practice throughout the week because of the injury. He won’t make his injury any worse by playing on it, so the only question will be whether he can handle the pain.

Both teams are thus more or less fully healthy today, though of course playing with wear and tear is to be expected at this time of the season.

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