"I know it's gonna hurt, especially when I get tackled, and I'm down in the pile," he told NFL.com's Albert Breer this week. "But it'll wear off. When I played on it in Dallas and it was hurting, I got hit on it on the first play, and went back and got it retaped. And it was OK from there.
"You just gotta deal with it. I know what to expect now."
Breer reported Forte spent time this week rehabbing away from the facility and using a hyperbaric chamber to speed his recovery. Forte will play against the Lions, but whether he has the explosiveness necessary to be a difference-maker is another issue entirely.
UPDATE: Albert Breer reported Sunday morning Forte will be in the lineup for the Bears, per a team source.