Matt Lauer will fill in for Bob Costas again tonight. It seems Costas can’t beat his eye infection in Sochi. This will mark the second night in a row that Lauer will fill in for the NBC anchor.
The veteran NBC sportscaster phoned in to the Today show to give an update about his current eye condition and to tell Lauer he needs to “come out of the bullpen again tonight.”
“Actually, I don’t feel that bad,” Costas said.
Costas has been dealing with a sever pink-eye during his time covering the olympics in Sochi.
“I’ve done lots of ball games and events feeling much less than my best, but in this case it’s just involuntary,” he continued. “It’s an eye infection, and my eyes are so blurry and watery and become so light-sensitive that even in dim light they’re constantly tearing up.”
While Costas’ spirits weren’t that down, Lauer still felt the need to joke around with the 61-year-old.
“You go in, you just kind of bang it out. I had to go in early, not to practice my lines, but to Lysol your whole dressing room,” Lauer joked about his recent broadcast experience.
According to NBC, Tuesday night was the first time since 1998 that their Olympics coverage had been anchored by anyone other than Costas.
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